I recently read a blog post called How You Know If They’re “The One” on Medium.com. Spoiler alert: there is no perfect person for each of us! Instead, author Kris Gage argues that the single determining factor about whether you and your partner will succeed is the effort you're willing to put into the relationship. 

Since reading the following quote, I find that this one slight change of perspective makes me a more actively engaged partner, friend, and loved one.