The needs to belong, be accepted and to feel close to other humans are fundamental human needs, and relationships are of vital importance in this regard.
We all wish to be loved and respected in a relationship just as we are. When in a relationship, we want to grow and develop our qualities, talents and abilities that make us unique and valuable. If relationships, on the one hand, can be a safe haven that bring value to our lives, they can also be a source of deep pain on the other.
The quality of relationships we maintain with our loved ones affects our overall psychophysical well-being. When we feel secure and emotionally connected to our partner, we can draw strength from the relationship. In such a relationship, it is easier to ask for support and comfort in times of need. Furthermore, we more easily provide comfort and support to our partner. A secure emotional connection does not happen on its own, we must nurture it, put effort into it and co-create it on a regular basis.