Recently, I heard a new favorite analogy for great relationships: Be a slingshot. Serve as your partner’s support and cradle, so that when he or she is ready, you can help sling them into the world, going further than they could on their own.
Joe is definitely mine. He grounds me and serves as a calming balance to my nuttiness. I would not be who or where I am without him.
How do you approach your relationship? Are you each other’s slingshots? What would you need to give or get to make that shift? Sometimes we all need a little help to be our best badass selves.