**I originally posted this on February 25, 2012. This is about my husband when we first started dating.
“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” – Stephen R. Covey
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
“The purpose of a relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness.” – Neale Donald Walsch
“You must first have a good relationship with yourself before you can have a good relationship with others. You have to feel worthwhile and acceptable in your own eyes. The more independent you are, the better you’ll be able to connect and relate with others.” – Gary Emery
Written: February 10, 2012
It’s amazing to look back and see how much has changed in a year. My life has made a gradual improvement since the divorce was finalized in June of last year. That is not to say that HUGE obstacles haven’t been thrown in my way, but I have been able to defeat them and keep moving forward. Improvement is always a good thing because it’s a sign of moving forward, not standing still or taking steps backward. I started seeing someone new at the beginning of this year. We’ll call him “B.” 🙂 I have to say that there is something about him that I have not seen in my ex-husband or any of the men I have dated. He challenges me. He makes me think. He pushes me to think about things that I normally wouldn’t. He has helped me to be more open. He hates drama and he does his best to keep negativity away from his life. No relationship is perfect and we do have to deal with his job, which currently keeps him away from me for 5 straight weeks, every 5 weeks. However, I believe he is worth it and for the most part it’s something that he enjoys and wants to be doing so that’s a part of him and I love who he is. He strives to be happy and to be a good person. He loves learning new things and he researches everything. He loves to read and discuss what he reads with me (and I am a HUGE bookworm so this is a big turn on for me). He is not the type of person to say something that he doesn’t mean. He has a passion for life and learning. He would do anything for the people he loves, especially his family and friends. At this point, all I can say is that it is nice to finally be in a relationship that I truly have faith and trust in. I trust him and I never doubt what he says. That’s a good feeling to have, especially after the last year that I have had. So this is what it feels like to be in a healthy relationship……… 🙂 I like it!