my opinion on any relationship outside of marriage (note I see your name down below but by the time this is written you may have already posted)
A relationship between 2 peoples is about growing, become mature adults, learning and sharing your life with a person who shares the same goals as you.
Affection is a product of that, when you become exited because you learned something new, or something occurs and you want to share your experiences through life with a person a bond forms and both people become more mature and gain experience from it.
At all times, A relationship should Not be about the other, But about helping the other, helping to push and strive to new advances in life, new adventures and new paths. All the while Striving to become the best you can be, And sharing your progress with that other.
Sadly sometimes those paths differentiate. and the goals you have take you in a different direction. Does this mean you ignore the bond you have created? NO. But it doesn't mean the prioritization your life flips upside down to sacrifice for another. as you progress through life you find new people. see new friends. and try to understand this hormonal quirk of nature called love.
(Note this above paragraph assumes both members of the relationship are people who genuinely want a relationship. Not a weekend Fuck to distract them from their right hand every second day)
This post has been edited by Eskimo: 08 March 2012 - 02:00 PM