Ah...relationships. A complex merging of two different people who adore one another at one point in time. Everyone will tell you that life-partnership is work, but what does that work entail?
It is our opinion that the work required to love someone "till death do us part" is a combination of reflecting on your past, understanding your triggers and hidden parts of yourself-the parts you have disowned, realizing your partner will have positive and negative traits of the people who raised you and that a relationship with them could bring up old wounds and at it's best it can heal those old wounds. The work requires creativity, playfulness and understanding. It means meeting the other persons needs in the way that they desire, not in the way that you think is best. It means responding to your partners bids for love and attention, even when those bids look negative or confusing. It's about communicating instead of trying to manipulate. It's about understanding your partners "positive intent" behind their actions. It's about being spontaneous, constantly growing, being aware of life-stages and how we change as individuals.
It's not a "one size fits all". Your relationship is a unique ecosystem. The challenges that come with marriage require commitment and trust between partners. If you want to have a great life-partner then you have to be a great life-partner.
Marriage, for us, has been a mixture of conflicts, hardships, misunderstandings, in-explainable joy, admiration, growth, wake up calls, reconciliation....
and ultimately a challenge beyond comprehension. A challenge that the human spirit can grow and deepen from. Rise to the occasion and become a Relationship Master with us.