Relationships require two living creatures to come together in the pursuit of a common goal.
Issues arise within relationships when one, or both, of the participants believe that they need this relationship in order to experience specific outcomes within their lives. Where there is neediness within relationship, there will be manipulation and a lack of connection.
Authentic relationships arise when one, or both, of the participants enter into the relationship for the benefit of one another. When we are focused on who we are in relationship with, we experience freedom and fulfilment.
So, why are you in relationship?