by Micheal W. Barry
On what do we have to rely to judge if a personal relationship
will succeed in the future:
Can any of these possibly be reliable?
It seems to me that it must be all of these, none of these,
and some of these. In one way or another they certainly will determine
how our relationships will flourish or crumble.
Then there is another part to this question. Am I analyzing
these traits in myself, the other person, or a combination of both?
Having been through many wonderful and terrible relationships
in my life I have finally found one answer that makes a terrific amount
It is simply an unknown magic formula that combines all
of the above. It can only begin when I have learned the true meaning of
acceptance of another human being exactly as they are without placing my
expectations on how or what they should be in order to satisfy me. Each
and every one of these traits is purely subjective on my part and will
never be matched with perfection.
Therefore, we can have a beautiful and loving relationship
only when we allow our traits and our partners traits to sing together
in harmony without our interference.
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