Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Primary Relationship

About the time I decided to take a hiatus from writing this blog, it occurred to me for the first time I'd named it "This Gay Relationship," yet the majority of the posts I'd written were about aspects of my life as a gay man, as well as how to improve one's self-esteem as a gay or lesbian person.

It didn't take me long to figure out that the name of my blog still works, because "This Gay Relationship" refers as much to the relationship I have with myself, as it does to the one I've shared with my partner, Chris, for the past twenty years.

The greatest relationship any of us will ever have–and that has the greatest affect on our relationships with everyone in our lives, including a life partner–is the one with ourselves. Think about that.

Are you your own best friend?  Do you respect and love yourself the way you want others to respect and love you?  If not, what changes will you begin to make today to improve the way you see yourself, so others will look at you the way you want to be seen?    


  1. I love that you're back! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! <3

    I love that this short, deeply introspective post forces us to think about questions we may or may not want to answer. Thank you!

  2. Heather, as always, you are so sweet. And thanks for validating the intent of this post. I really appreciate you taking the time to write a comment. It's wonderful to hear from you again after all this time.