"But he gives me everything. Except all the things I want in a relationship and in a partner."
A beloved said this to me while defending her decision to stay in an ill-fitting partnership, and although we both laughed at the absurdity of this statement, it was a honour to be present during my friend's "ah-ha" moment.
Whether you're with yourself or with someone else, the goal is to become even more of who you are through this sacred relationship.
If you must shrink yourself and leave significant parts of yourself out of the dynamic just to have it work, it's not working.
You deserve more. So much more.
Here's to seeing things and people clearly, and here's to acting accordingly.
(Art by Amalia Pereira)