Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. Caring for others has actually been proven to increase happiness levels. While there are many kinds of love, most people seek this kind of intimacy and happiness in romantic relationships. Finding a compatible partner provides a source of deep fulfillment. As human beings, we are hardwired with the need to be loved and nurtured; ultimately no one wants to be alone. According to Psychology Today, research has shown that babies who are deprived contact comfort (intimacy), particularly during the first six months after they are born, grow up to be psychologically damaged.
Given the universal importance of the drive to love and be loved, it isn’t surprising that most of us believe that a significant determinant of our happiness is whether or not we are in a romantic relationship. Getting married, having a significant other and finding one’s soul-mate is often at the top of the list of things people want most in life.
But love relationships are complicated. Not only is it difficult to maintain intimacy, passion and respect over time (see our nations divorce rate for evidence), but it is more difficult for some to even find the right person.
Part of whole life balance is being in action toward making your love relationship goals a reality. Are you well-equipped to make this happen? If you are already in a relationship, is it working? Do you know how to build appropriate boundaries in relationships? Balance is about figuring this all out so that you can have a love relationships that is fulfilling.