Towards a new balance

Many people wonder how to live a fulfilling relationship and make it last. They long for a relation marked by inner freedom rather than role-playing, entanglement, misunderstanding and fighting. To make this dream become reality it is time to revise traditional convictions about masculinity and femininity.

As a man and a woman we are not only made up of one gender, we also carry the reciprocal aspect within. When we start to acknowledge the dual set-up of gender identity, concepts, attitudes and behaviour ask to be reviewed in order to set the power free that comes from living a truly balanced, reconciled identity.

It means to combine two equally precious and irreplacable parts and make them work together, like it is depicted in the symbol of Yin and Yang embracing each other in a whirling love dance and containing the opposite element as well. Harmonious and strong relationships require not only to accept, respect and honour one’s own gender as much as the partner’s gender, but also to make peace with and appreciate the opposite gender within.