Michael Laitman, On Quora: “What is the basic principle of a strong relationship?“
A strong relationship is like an animal that you need to constantly feed in order to continuously grow it.
You feed this animal with mutual concessions. Moreover, for those who have their own families, the mutual concessions need to include all family members, and you need to teach children about this animal that you need to concede to.
That is the basic principle of holding a strong relationship, and enjoying it. While it might appear as if you do not enjoy conceding to your relationship partner, because you might think that the other side subdues you—you will actually find that you do enjoy it, because by doing so, you enliven the “animal,” the relationship.
It seems as if the weak side concedes, but if we do what the other side cannot do, then we are not weak—we come out the hero. The hero is actually the one who concedes. We need to respect that quality more. Your partner should be proud of you and honor you that you overcome yourself and concede to them. If you have children, then your partner would tell them about it, and how it brings them real satisfaction.
Based on the video “What Is the Basic Principle of a Strong Relationship?” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman and Oren Levi. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.
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