In other words, if you really want to grow as an individual, you really need to ditch the partner. As someone who has more or less been in long-term relationships without pause since I was 16 years old, I tend to shrink away from the conversation when anyone brings up this strange myth. The subtext of the assertion, of course, is that relationships hold us back in our personal development. It used to make me wonder: Should I have spent more time being single in my youthful years?
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If you're anything like me, the minute you commit yourself to a partner, everything starts to revolve around him or her. You want to make sure you meet his or her needs, but you're also unconsciously always thinking of ways to make him or her happy. You genuinely like striving to be the perfect partner. Totally understandable.
Try these: There are six basic human needs that every single person on the planet tries to fulfill: Certainty, variety, connection, growth, contribution and significance.