If we want relationships which are strong enough to withstand the test of time, then we have to drop our “me vs. them” mentality. Oppositional thinking is toxic when it comes to connecting and creating trust. Love shouldn’t be uncomfortable, and it shouldn’t feel like a contest or a race. Instead, we should seek to create partnerships that are equitable, fulfilling, and cooperative.

Do you see your partner as a helpmeet or an adversary? The real answer may surprise you more than you think.

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