Relationships, Part 24: The Key Test

key in doorSometimes it’s hard to know how you feel about your partner.

Feelings are complicated, especially in how they pertain to intimate relationships. Summarizing how you feel is sometimes like taking a bucket out of the Atlantic Ocean and saying, here, this is what the ocean is like.

A bucket of water is not what the ocean is like. Even if you get a jellyfish, you might miss scooping up a shark.

Good thing there’s a simple test that cuts through a lot of the ruminations and bullshit.

I call it the key test. It works like this:

Imagine you are home alone and you hear a key opening the door. It’s your partner.

What’s your first reaction? Is it positive or negative?

That’s the key test.

I told you it was simple.

Click here to go to the entire Relationships series.

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