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The most profound relationship we’ll ever have is the one with ourselves.

Shirley MacLaine, actress and author

We’ve all pinned our desire for happiness onto someone or something else. And while it may be true that being with our perfect partner would deeply fulfil our lives, if we haven’t yet met that special person or we find ourselves single again we need to know how to be happy in the in-between times. I call this stage of life ‘the space in between’.

Most of us have hopes and dreams that have nothing to do with a relationship. These reflect our need to fulfil our potential and be all of who we can be. Perversely, we don’t always pay ...

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