With on-going development and nourishment of the four elements of romantic relationships– safety, love, shared interests and mutuality–we can keep our relationship feeling fresh, engaging and satisfying.

At times, many of us feel that something is missing in our relationship. On some level, we all share similar basic needs, and a satisfying romantic relationship is one that provides some of those most basic needs.

Through my own spiritual practice, I have learned there are four elements that constitute a healthy and satisfying relationship. I invite you to reflect on these elements and consider for yourself to what extent they exist in your relationship and, accordingly, how they impact your relationship.