It's an individual responsibility
I've been thinking a lot lately about what is most important for a successful primary partner relationship. I've come up with the following:
Realization by both persons that achieving and maintaining happiness is an individual responsibility that includes both making our own dreams come true and communicating our needs and desires to our partner.
There is an assumption (a necessity, really) that both persons wish to fulfill the needs and desires communicated to them by their partner ... out of love.
I still promise to someday devote a whole entry to the broader topic of happiness responsibility.
Posted: Mon - November 17, 2003 at 08:57 PM