In a relationship, do we own each other or simply share a moment in space and time?

Popular songs depict an ideal romantic relationship if one person “belongs” to the other. When getting married, the bride and groom promise to be faithful to each other “for ever”.

In our society, there is an implicit agreement of ownership and permanence in relationships, which contradicts the laws of Nature.

The reality is that we, as the rest of Nature, are constantly changing; hence, the only thing that a couple can aspire to is to share moments in space and time, but never owning each other.

The only thing that we own is our lives. Thinking that we belong to a specific person, group or place, can distract us from realizing our full potential… what we came here for.

Allowing our partners to go on their own once in a while, is the healthiest thing we can do for ourselves and the relationship. It’s also an excellent exercise in dismantling many social fears implanted in our collective consciousness.

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