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A Recipe for a Mutually Satisfying Relationship

Popularity 3Viewed 2290 times 2014-4-12 09:08 |System category:Life| Recipe, for, Mutually, Satisfying, Relationship

Creating a healthy environment for a mutually satisfying relationship became the most hard and tedious task that a couple has to face in the complicated society in which we live.


Nowadays, divorce is the norm and everlasting relationships are perceived as one of the wonderful memories of ancient history. One must wonder: Is there any hope that the human race will be capable of conquering the domain of relationships between the two genders by simplifying its concept?


The answer seems to be disappointing considering the emphasis, which the media is putting upon the failure of relationships. Most sitcoms on Television have among their principal characters divorced or legally separated couples.

After much soul searching, I came up with criteria that one could use to evaluate one’s relationship with the opposite gender. One can claim enjoying the magical wonders of being in a mutually satisfying relationship if the couple succeeds in accomplishing the following:

Enhancing each other’s life not altering it

Respecting and believing in each other’s ideas and beliefs not putting them down

Filling each other’s heart with joy and laughter

Simulating each other mentally, satisfying one another physically and evolving together spiritually

Accepting each other as they are and never attempting to change one another

Permitting each other the chance to have space

Appreciating each other all the time not only on special occasion


The elements of a successful relationship vary from one individual to the next and should not be taken as recipe for guaranteed success in one’s relationship with the opposite gender. Each couple can sit down, when they meet and start courting each other, to define their own criteria for a mutually satisfying relationship. They should discuss and decide upon the important aspects that they wish to have in their relationship.

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Reply Report laoren1234 2014-4-12 11:01
Wow, these criteria are tough.    I do agree they are valid though.
Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-4-12 22:43
If all else fails, many of the criteria can be achieved by buying a dog.  Dogs make loving loyal partners. I had several lovely dogs when growing up!
Reply Report voice_cd 2014-4-13 14:05
Good job, we have highlighted it on the homepge!

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