A few short thoughts on cultivating happy healthy intimate relationships (from someone that struggles with them).

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  1. Share experiences over things.
  2. Give ample room to be human — let your person grow, let them make mistakes, let them live.
  3. Love unconditionally — loving under the condition your person doesn’t fuck up isn’t truly loving.
  4. Be tenacious, be willing to fight for what you have — you’ll eventually have to.
  5. Be extraordinarily present in the time you spend together.
  6. Be physical outside of the bedroom — only touching one another when you’re making love isn’t making love, it’s fucking — and there is a time and a place for fucking but there’s also a time and place for kissing and hugging and snuggling and holding.
  7. In a world where everyone wants to see everyone fail, always (always) choose to be your person’s biggest supporter.
  8. Always have the honest tough conversation — not having it will result in resentment and you cannot love with resentment.
  9. Say I love you often and do things that say I love you without saying I love you.

10. Go down on one another.

By Cole Schafer.

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