As you all know, I am alllllll about self-love! Self-love is the key to a fulfilling life during our short time on this earth. BUTTTTTT… when I hear people say, “I am not responsible for your happiness” in the context of a relationship, I call BS.
Sure, I get it; one cannot enter into a relationship a “hot mess” and expect another human being to fix them. But doesn’t one enter into a relationship with the goal of experiencing love, companionship, and ummmmm…happiness? And, haven’t we evolved as a society where women are no longer looking for men to be financial providers? The freedom to seek something other than security from another human being means we are free to pursue love, companionship, and ummmmm…happiness. So, how could one possibly offer anything of value if they genuinely believe that they are not responsible for their partner’s happiness in a relationship? If you are not making your partner happy in a relationship, then what exactly are you doing? What do you believe your role is in the relationship?
I am definitely looking forward to seeing what you all have to say about this. Are we responsible for our partner’s happiness?