“Let’s call this the transcendent bond, the ultimate ideal that embodies the best combination of all the elements necessary for relationship success.”
I can’t go back and redo my twenties or even go back to puberty and start my socialization over so that I understand male/female dynamics REALISTICALLY. My life may be irreversible; I’ll have to make peace with the consequences of what you did, but I know you’re still out there doing this to other people.
I promise myself, as hard as it will be not to want to embrace the next imperfect being and love them — I will love myself more.
I used to reject my girly feminine side as weak and superficial; so I celebrated my masculine strengths. Today I practice “bringing out my femininity” as much as I can to bring balance into my life and to assist me in developing successful relationships.