VERY TIMELY, at the moment, and even if it wasn’t, its a good reminder for me.
“If you ask people what the most important thing is in a relationship, you’ll get a myriad of answers — big ones being trust, communication, respect, etc. — but all of the answers really tie back to one singular factor. And it’s:
Of our emotional stability, of our emotional boundaries, of our own emotional needs.
Without this, there is no real relationship. And with it, everything else will naturally follow.”
Looking back on more than a few relationships, this was a big key for me – how I managed my insecurities, how I handled my own dramas, bullshit, and stresses, etc. Ultimately, its about me taking responsibility for all that. Me. No one else. The article makes the cogent case that if you can be good at all those things, the rest – trust, communication, etc. – will naturally flow and work. Now’s a good time to find out…