A significant and on-going relationship is hugely rewarding and absolutely worth your time and effort.
To connect, each person must be willing to show up as they “are”. “Showing up” involves sharing your reactions, thoughts, feelings, and needs. When you are transparent and authentic, it lets the other person “in” on who you are.
If ONLY one partner shows up, the other partner may imagine they have a match made in heaven or on the other hand they may vaguely sense something is missing something or both people may feel lonely, sad, angry, bored, and seek fun elsewhere.
It takes two to connect. When both people show up, they have a much greater chance of finding out how well they match up.