What makes a relationship successful? This is a question I’ve been pondering for a while. Of course, it varies from person to person, but I don’t think most people know how they’d define it.
Some might say that it ends in a marriage for life. Others might say that it’s when the good times outweigh the bad. Others might say that it’s a success if you learn from it or grow as a person. In my opinion, a relationship is successful if you can fondly look at it as a whole and feel like you’d want to do it again if you had the chance.
This particularly comes into play when people ask for examples of successful polyamorous relationships. I don’t have a satisfactory example for them, mainly because I have no idea what makes a relationship successful in their eyes. Also, what may look like a success on the outside may not actually be so successful.
However, this is kinda what makes relationships so wonderful in my eyes. Most of the time, you’re not in it to reach some end goal. You’re just in it for the experiences of the present moment. You can’t say that about too many things in life.