Imagine what it would be like if your partner showed up each day, not because you wanted or expected him to, but because he wanted to.
Imagine what it would be like if your partner emptied the dish washer, not as a way to fulfill your expectations, but rather as a gift, a profound act of kindness.
Imagine waking each day, unburdened by any relationship expectations, being free to love, excite, and delight your partner in ways of your own choosing.
Imagine waking each day, excited by the prospect of being able to take care of yourself without expecting your partner to carry any part of your load.
Imagine feeling good about cleaning up your partner’s mess rather than expecting her to do it, knowing the result will make you happy.
Imagine always telling the truth and always being told the truth, not because honesty is expected, but because it’s embedded in the core of you and your partner’s personalities.
Imagine what it would be like to nurture, cheerlead, and cherish your partner for exploring the parts of his life that have nothing to do with you.
Imagine what it would be like to be free of interrogation concerning your actions, thoughts, feelings, and desires, and to receive your partner’s appreciation whenever you choose to share them.
Imagine living free of worry regarding your partner’s decisions, confident that they’re grounded in his doing what’s best for him, just as yours are grounded in your doing what’s best for you.
Imagine living in a relationship in which permission is neither requested nor granted because freedom is always assumed.
Imagine living in a relationship not based on compromise but on creating opportunities for both partners to have “more.”
Imagine what it would be like to be fully aware that your partner’s leaving might someday be for good, giving rise to great joy each time he returns.
Imagine what it would be like if your partner did leave and you were able to celebrate her decision and let the rest of it go, knowing you’re complete in yourself and that you will never abandon you.