This post on successful relationships was written years ago, but is still one of my favourite, even though it does fall into the virtue signaling category of how not to blog…
All of the successful relationships I know of are made up of one rock and one kite.
Who is the Rock in a Successful Relationship?
The rock is the one that thinks with their head and not their heart, (do NOT read “heartless” or “cold-hearted” here), can be counted on to tell you the truth even when you don’t want to hear it, can handle the truth even when it’s not pretty, and always seems to have their feet firmly on the ground. This person has firm beliefs (I did NOT say “narrow-minded”), morals and ideals. They are extremely loyal and dedicated to their partner. They are also very appreciative of the role that their kite plays in their relationship.
And Who is the Kite?
The kite, on the other hand, likes to soar. This person has a great imagination, is often creative, is a bit of a dreamer, and can be impulsive. Many decisions, good and bad, are made based on emotion. Kites love to meet new people, take on new challenges and rise to the occasion. They often need to be tugged back to the ground (read “reality” here) by their rock before they make irreversible and expensive mistakes.
Which are You?
I am well aware of which one I am and am extremely grateful that my husband is my rock. A sometimes annoying rock, but a rock none the less. The voice of reason coupled with unconditional love and support has helped me through the most challenging and stressful times in my life to date.
Which one are you? The rock or the kite? Whichever you are, make sure you have the other in your relationship. At the risk of repeating myself, I will say it again…
All of the successful relationships I am aware of have one rock and one kite.