Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and/or may be enjoying the celebration of Hanukkah.
Dresses swirled and swayed gracefully as genteel men led elegantly dressed ladies in a ballroom dance. Late afternoon tea dances had become very popular and well attended, especially on Friday afternoons when the orchestra performed dance tunes from the 1940’s.
On this afternoon, scores of couples competed in the dance of Fox Trot as the orchestra performed “Satin Doll”. Hundreds of spectators crowded the lobby and elevated skyways, watching the gracefully twirling pairs float across the floor.
At 7:05 p.m., sophistication instantly vanished in a deafening thunder as tons of metal and concrete separated and plunged earthward. Two-seconds later, terrified screams from 1,500 people added to the maelstrom. Two skyways at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City collapsed onto the dance floor and lobby.
Design flaws between the skyways and their foundational connection to the building’s cross-beams resulted in this 1981 disaster.
Trying to build a long-term Romance without the foundation of a solid relationship can also result in a fiasco.
During the last couple weeks, I’ve discussed the Relationship Triangle, foundation to your relationship.
- Live with honor;
- Respect your sweetheart;
- Actively love each other.
Once you begin establishing the Relationship Triangle, you can begin creating the foundation for the Romance Triangle. The Romance Triangle establishes the foundation to positively bring long-term romance into your relationship.
Some may wonder if their Relationship Triangle has matured sufficiently to support Romance. You may doubt it’s seasoned enough to support the Romance Triangle.
Take heart. Unlike a building, the Relationship Triangle’s foundation doesn’t have to be set in concrete before you begin building the Romantic Triangle. You can develop both concurrently.
Authentic, long-term, intimate romance takes two Triangles: Relationship and Romance. Building both will make your relationship great. Robert