When I was younger, and didn't understand the political implications of keeping animals in captivity, I wanted to be a dolphin trainer. As a result I used to do a little work at a dolphinarium.
As you probably know dolphins are very smart and love to play games. When I began feeding them they'd come right up the edge, however over time they began to move a little further away. It started out with me having to straighten my arm a little more but quickly progressed to me leaning over the pool trying toreach them. At this point it all seemed innocent enough, I mean let's face it, Dolphins are amazing and any contact with them is good contact. I was willing to forgive them their laziness as I just felt privileged to be able to play with them. It struck me recently that this is how we feel at the beginning of any relationship that excites us.
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Michael Myerscough is the co-founder and the head coach of The Relationship Gym. He has 16 years experience as a counselor and coach and specialises in coaching people on their relationships and dating.