Relationships (the ewww, the ugh, and the ahhhh…)

I am in a relationship that, from the outside, seems totally unlikely and inappropriate. However, I am completely happy in it. I have made the statement that you cannot judge unless you have lived something (of course, I’m NOT the first to have said that…) and although he and I are so, so different in so many ways, he fills wants and needs in a way that exalts me.

I have learned a great deal about relational transactions in the last few months, as well as seeing friends go through some celebrations and difficulties. The beginning of this relationship was extremely difficult, but through patience and perseverance and understanding, it has grown to be both exciting and satisfying.

So, I’ve been reading to learn more about what makes relationships succeed, and read several articles about things that sabotage relationships. I admit to plagiarizing this, but I made a meme about Relationship Apocalypses, and it ma

Makes a lot of sense, so I am posting this to remind me what to avoid.

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Four Horsemen of Relationship Apocalypses

“People must be taken as they are, and we should never try make them or ourselves better by quarreling with them.” — Edmund Burke