"Our relationship with our intimate partner or spouse is the most important relationship of our lives.
It is the centerpiece around which everything else in our lives revolves. Or at least it should be.
This significant other, our love relationship, can define our happiness and well-being, our sense of security, and even our self-confidence and self-esteem. When things are going well with our beloved, life is generally good. Even when other parts of our lives are difficult or challenging, having the loving support and presence of your partner make these challenges easier to tolerate and overcome."