There are zillions of relationship-advice books out there, but many share a failing: their readers, desperate in their relationships, are still trying to control things. They’re using the book to “make things better,” when the key is in accepting ourselves and our partners for who we are. The spiritual path and the relationship path aren’t merely parallel; they are intimately bound together. As we learn to ease up on our demands and needs from others, we learn that the spiritual path is not about fulfilling a need—a need to change what we don’t like about ourselves, for example—but about letting go of needs altogether.
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