|10-07-2007, 07:14 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Charlie123 and the pursuit of happiness
Googling my problem lead me to this board, where I think I found my answer. I decided signing up might be a good idea, considering it's pretty likely that I'll have similar problems in the future.
I'm in what I would have previously considered the second real relationship I've ever been in. When I got here and read some posts on what a relationship should be, I think it might be my first. My girlfriend is a professional relationship artist, as she's been in one practically her entire adult life. Me on the other hand, I spend most of my time alone with things that I enjoy. This causes some complications just based on my outlook and hers of what a relationship should be. My perceptions until today I think have been pretty selfish, but completely unintentionally.
I could go on but I guess that's a broad enough introduction, so... hi there.
|10-08-2007, 06:39 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Welcome to the forums, charlie!
As long as you avoid these problems, I think your relationship will be fine:
The Art of Intimacy: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - John Gottman Research
(The book & research the blog post talks about is specifically related to marriage, but the non-marital relationships I've seen which end up dissolving have had these problems).
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