‘In order for a relationship to work, it has to be magic right from the start’
“Or really that it has to be anything. Often when people give advice, they’re telling you what’s true for them.
“And the lesson I learned interviewing hundreds of couples is that there’s no one way that love unfolds — or is sustained.
“Some people fall in love at first sight. Others sit next to the same person at the office for years and feel nothing — until, one day, they do.
“The advice I’d give people is to really learn to listen to themselves. And if an answer isn’t immediately apparent, check in with your body. I once heard a yoga instructor say that your head can lie to you, but your body never will. I’ve found that to invariably true and useful in all areas of life — especially relationships.”
— Ellen McCarthy, Washington Post reporter and author of “The Real Thing”