The young men with an overwhelming urge to die

Is there anyone who isn't connected to one of these men? They have crossed my path with such frequency. This man has been my brother. He has been my co-worker. He has been the son of more than one of my neighbours. He has been my friend. He has been a story I've followed online. He has been my lover. He has been my neighbour. He has been the brother of my sister's school friend. He has been the brother of my lover. He has been the client of a therapist friend. Everywhere I go, this man is there.

Romantic relationships as a source of spiritual growth and healing

It’s through being in relationship to others that we have the opportunity to test the depth of our spiritual understanding. Through the challenges that come up in relationships, we get to see whether we’re able to live what we know, or whether our spirituality remains primarily intellectual.

Relationships of all kinds - with family members, romantic partners, friends, colleagues, or even strangers - can show us how much we’ve truly integrated what we’ve learned on our spiritual paths.