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To borrow a phrase from Shel Silverstein, we set out looking for our missing piece. The trouble is that the reality of love is not quite as simple as the fantasy picture we create in our heads. Our fantasy idea of love often leads us to choose romantic partners for the reak reasons.

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Even when we choose partners for the right reasons, creating fantasies can interfere with the real connection two people naturally share.

My father, psychologist Dr. In article I wrote for PsychAlive.

Individuals in a fantasy bond are often satisfied by the idea of loving and being loved by someone. They tend to focus more on what they are getting from a relationship, instead of looking at what they are giving in the relationship.

I appreciate Dr. Real love may seem less exciting than our shiny fantasies, but it is a million times more rewarding. Here are the qualities that I believe make up a truly tue relationship. Honesty — Honesty is an essential component for a healthy relationship.

Part of treating Woman seeking sex Fishers Hill lovingly is being honest with them about your feelings. Affection — Physical affection and sexuality Where is the real love at vital components of a loving relationship.

Affection and sexuality are not only important in developing an intimate relationship, they are also essential aspects of keeping Where is the real love at relationship alive and exciting throughout the years. Once a relationship becomes more routine couples often fall into a pattern of placing less importance tye physical intimacy and casual affection. However, simple acts of affection such as holding hands, making eye contacting and engaging in small flirtatious behaviors can help people feel closer to one another.

Companionship — It is important to share activities and do things with your partner that light both you up.

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Often when people first fall in love, they bond over a shared love of certain activities and mutual interests. At the beginning of relationships, people have a natural respect for Wherw another as separate individuals and they tend to relate to each other with kindness and genuine interest.

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Openness reap Issues are bound to arise in long-term relationships. Being open to dealing with issues is one of the most significant factors in creating and maintaining a successful partnership.

It is important to be open, willing to look at yourself and make changes, in order to develop a meaningful relationship. Rather than acting defensive, overly hurt or angry when your partner gives you feedback, try zt adopt an attitude of openness and curiosity about what they are trying to tell you.

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Real true love really did exists in the good old days the way that our family members had it. Quite a real change today unfortunately. So wonderful what you said — af agree in the good old days — love had morals, strong inner strength and control — self worth, adoration, respect for each other — no controlling, manipulation, destroying families, sexual pleasure — true real love waits.

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An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Follow Dr. Related Articles.

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