I got a great response to my recent “nice guy” post. It seemed to ressonate with a lot of people. Of all the great comments the one in the title stood out the most. The quote belongs to someone named Morris, and I very much appreciate the comment he made.
I think this is going to be the starting point when I try and help future friends who are having partner problems. I have a number of thoughts on the matter as well — some specific, some broad — but this single nugget seems to capture them all. It’s about independence and being happy with yourself. If you don’t have that then any relationship you enter into is bound to have issues.
Again, for posterity:
You’re not ready to meet your future spouse until you’re ready to be single for the rest of your life.