We all know that passion in a relationship is important.
We want that spark that turns into a flame, which turns into fireworks.
When we begin seeing someone new, it’s easy for our passion for them to take over our lives a little bit. We want to spend every moment with them, we want to enjoy all the time we can because the feeling they inspire us feels so great.
The challenge with this is that in doing so, we can sometimes lose sight of our own passions.
We can be so focused on our passion for the other person, and for the relationship, that our individual passions can take a back seat.
I know, I’ve done this many times in the past.
So the question is, is being passionate about your partner enough?
So today I’m answering the first part of a question from Jim: “In relationships, how important is it to be passionate about something in your life (and not the other person in life)? I am/was in a relationship (I am trying to salvage it by doing some self-discovering) and would always find time for them, to be together, mostly helping her. She’s a driven entrepreneur that enjoys her alone time. She is passionate about flying, and a few other things, and she asks me my passions, and I reply, I don’t know. Now, I do have plenty of passions, (hiking, golf, fishing, flying,) and plenty of things on my bucket list (driving a race car, surfing,…), but I’ve just never acted on them. I’ve always put the other person first or my family first, sacrificing my needs (buying a boat for fishing or skiing, going on fishing trips alone, etc). Now I’m divorced and trying to have another relationship, but have stumbled on this “what am I passionate about” question.”
Do you need to have your own passions in a relationship? Watch the video now to find out:
Now I’d love to hear from you.
Have you ever found yourself putting your needs, interests and passions second for the sake of your partner and your relationship? How did that work out? How has keeping your passions alive affected your relationship? Has your partner shared that they want you to maintain your own passions? Maybe you don’t know what your passions are and how to discover them? Has the video brought up any questions?
Or, ask me a question that you would like me to answer on a future episode of LPPTV, what is the one thing you’d like to know? What is the biggest challenge you’re facing in your relationship situation right now?
Please share with as much detail as you can because your insight and questions may provide a breakthrough for someone else and I guarantee if you’re thinking it, someone else is too and they could benefit from you having the courage to share your thoughts and questions.
Thank you in advance for having the courage to share and being kind and understanding in the comments.
Wishing You Love,