Kissing is like eating tomato soup with a fork.
You just can never get enough.
Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good.
Do not ever give somebody that much power over you. You and you alone are the only person who should make you feel good about yourself. If you can’t rely on yourself to remind yourself how great you are, why would you expect others to do the same?
This comes in friendships, intimate, and co-worker relationships.
In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not…… a place that you go to take.~Anthony Robbins
The obvious: Relationships are too much like a garden. Beautiful and enchanting to look at, but you must maintain the flowers and prune the weeds, while small, or they will overtake its beauty. You must always be willing to work at it, and treat it with respect, and it will continue to take your breath away.
Not so obvious: Some times you need a few piles of cow crap before blooms start again.
(from my 2009 article at 4-evercaptured.com)