In the life of a relationship, there are periods of pulling together and pushing apart. We seek closeness with others, yet are also afraid of it. Sometimes two people push away too hard and their connection is irreparably broken. Sometimes people pull together too tightly and smother one another.
It is a delicate dance, to stay connected and intimate with another and still provide space for the individuals involved to breath and to grow. The dance of a relationship takes practice, attention, and hard work. But there is learning in the missteps and joy when the moves are flowing freely from one to the next. It is a dance that can never be perfected, but one that rewards every effort we put into it.
Based on a journal entry from 5.30.14