We have never wanted more from our long term relationships. We want to be lifelong lovers. But do we act like lovers with one another? What gets in the way? Over time many of us stop telling our whole truth to our partners, because it doesn’t go well when we try, and the first casualty of backing off is our passion. The reclaiming of women’s “voices” has been an issue for decades. But men in relationship rarely articulate their emotions or deepest needs either.
Learn the art of standing up for yourself with love—asserting yourself and cherishing your partner in the same breath. And then learn how to listen and respond with a generous heart, so that you deal well with conflicts as they arise and keep things between you honest and alive.