Companions Along the Journey

Continuing our current topic of Friendships, let’s move to those intimate relationships in our lives, our companions, our partners, our spouses, our soulmates. Exploring our one wild and precious lives, what would it be without including our closest adult relationships? What role do they play along our journey? We need to balance the time, the interests spent together with time and interests of our own. How do we communicate our needs with one another and truly listen and appreciate the needs we each have as separate individuals?

Someone said: Talk like best friends. Play like children. Argue like husband and wife. Protect each other like brother and sister. Dr. Suess said, “We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it LOVE.”

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The journey you take is never solitary, it will always be supported by and often side-by-side with friends, with companions, and with loved ones, from the smallest of people (our babies and children) to those with whom we have entrusted our lives and hopes and dreams.