How Is Your Relationship With Yourself?
by Doug Bayliss
Go ahead and Google “relationships” and you will discover A LOT has been written on the subject. For example, there are the 8 relationships of intimacy, the 14 types of relationships you will almost certainly have before you find long-term happiness, the 7 Types of Love Relationships, types of dating relationships, types of interpersonal relationships, types of friendships, and even types of relationships between organisms! ??
Then I discovered the ultimate list of 23 relationships:
friends with benefits.
long distance relationship.
May December relationships.
truly compatible romance
Do you see what I see? There is something missing! With all of these different types of relationships, not one mention of what I have come to know is the most important relationship of all: The relationship you have with yourself!
If we get to know ourselves, we can be successful in any other relationship, in fact it will come naturally.
“We must be our own before we can be another’s” – Ralf Waldo Emerson