Relationships last not because they were destined to last. Relationships last long because two people made a choice to keep it, fight for it and work for it.
“In the beginning of a relationship, you see what you want to see. You fall in love with qualities you want in partner, not necessarily qualities your partner actually has. Then, over time, you begin to realise that no, the man in front of you is not the same person you felt in love with, because the person you felt in love with was a spectre, something of your own invention. Now you’re left with a real flesh-and-blood human, and he isn’t perfect, and now you have to deal with that. It’s a stark time. It’s not easy to come to grips with these things, but you can’t go your whole life pretending this man is everything you built him up to be in your mind.” ― G.R. Richards, The Long Way Home
“Two married partners do not just live with each other, they live in each other, neurologically speaking.”― Abhijit Naskar
“When two people fall in love, they not only give up their genuine authority over their own lives, but also, they become mutual authorities of the collective life that they build together.” ― Abhijit Naskar
“Successful long term relationships are all about power levels. A high power level male will attract and succeed with a high level power female. How do we define those power levels? We can’t, they are inherently in us, and invisible to scientists, accountants, psychologists and spiritualists alike. None can explain the Universe in its entirety, and it is more than chemistry, biology, physics, genetics, horoscopes, religion, in-laws, fame, psychology and spirituality.
We may be infatuated by a person, but as soon as we hold their hands, kiss their lips, and especially, make love or have sex with them, their power levels will be instantly exposed.”― Robert Black