Imagine you’re on a play ground and you place a giant, old-school teeter-totter. It really is bright yellowish and it rises well above the head in the upside. You appear across the playground, find an individual who appears well suitable to be your spouse, and together you rise on your opposing seats. Falling and rising, you bounce down and up, experiencing the trip. Experiencing confident that both you and your partner are finding a great rhythm, you tuck your feet up off the bottom, trusting that the total amount and rhythm will stay. Then, just from you and on their way back to the ground, turns their legs to the side, and casually rolls off their seat as they touch the ground as you begin to relax in your new position, your partner, across. Saturated in the atmosphere on the reverse side it strikes you: you are planning to come crashing down.
A research professor of marital and family studies from the University of Denver, this is the metaphor of preference whenever explaining exactly what he calls “asymmetrically committed relationships. For Dr. Scott Stanley”
Dating, relationships, and wedding aren’t quite whatever they had previously been, Dr. Stanley stated while talking with students, faculty, and alumni from the BYU campus in Provo, Utah, on Thursday, February 7. Read More