Relationships are based on two people. That means two sets of minds, hearts, emotions/feelings, and lives. You go into it not really knowing what to expect. You make mistakes. You connect. You respect. You learn. You move on. You grow. You listen. You love. You make more mistakes; it’s natural. You communicate…and then you communicate more. You make decisions together. You make promises together. You rely on what the other is telling you. You give that other person your soul…One person should never unilaterally make a decision that could affect the other person’s life forever — and they should especially never make that decision based on their own perceptions of how things are going for the other person. You must give the other person the decency of a fair shot a love. You never get a fair shot at love if you are not allowed to be involved in decisions

– Joe Tesoro, Jr., 2010