Originally Posted by dingedheart
I think what you are likely to find is that it's similar to successful marriages, it's dependent on the players. Also, I think you might find a bell curve effect.
Yep. That's my guess too.
For me-my relationships both enhance one another. But, there again-they have each been significant parts of my life for 20 years. SOOOOOOOOO-I guess its all in how you play it.
Personally, I don't do things to try and "protect" one relationship FROM the other-but I do subscribe to the belief that relationships require care the same way a garden does-so I do my gardening in each relationship and I don't take on more relationships than I have time to garden...