Our cultural conditioning emphasizes that we as individuals are not whole or ok if we are not in a partnered relationship. This prevailing social attitude fosters feelings of neediness or sometimes desperation for partnership, as well as creating confused expectations within existing relationships. The affirmation “I am whole and complete in myself. I do not need another to complete me. I come together to share, to learn, to love and create,” when repeated can help antidote our negative conditioning, while healing the identity chakra. Then relationship becomes an enhancement rather than a necessity. This attitude change has wonderful far reaching ramifications.