Relationship Success – What Really Counts
Sometimes the Onion – through parody and humor – brings up topics that most news outlets are afraid to touch.
We love this article because it makes a very good point – contrary to popular belief a long relationship does not necessarily equal a good relationship and a short relationship doesn’t have to be seen as a “failure”. In all of our relationships, short or long, we have the opportunity to grow, learn and experience parts of ourselves that we cannot experience on our own. The true markers of a successful relationship are the powerful combination of attachment and freedom. Attachment is the feeling that we have someone who is on our team that we can count. A commitment to freedom means that we are willing to make room for all of our partner’s desires and honestly and earnestly face our fears when something our partner wants scares us. Those are some good reasons to stick it out for the long haul!