Making someone else the source of your fulfillment means that if they are not having a good day, acting in integrity or desiring to grow, then you are stuck. It’s a giant anchor holding you down.
In a relationship, we either grow together or we grow apart. Relationships are containers for growth, not containers for proving how much pain you can endure for someone else.
When we make it someone else’s responsibility to complete us, it is easy to blame them, but the blame really belongs on us for giving them that power in the first place."
Mastin Kipp discussing Relationships, wisely. (via The Daily Love)