In a relationship, it is demeaning to constantly seek or demand your partner’s constant approval. Such relationships are bereft of real caring, depth or even love.
We should support and nurture those we choose to share this life with, we should strive to understand that our steps may differ but the journey is still shared. None of us will walk or arrive at the same pace, but our journey is still our steps to take.
For those of you who find yourselves in relationships where you are not treated the way your heart says you should be, I hope you will have the courage and dignity to decide that you are better off discussing the issues with your partner than enduring unhappiness with him or her in silence and hoping that the changes will manifest with no effort. Apply your self with love and compassion and together you each will come to understand and nourish the steps you each must take.
Peace and Love, Jim