It is apparent that we are evolving. Being that it may, so are our relationships. The traditional marital governed relationship is not the same because of our individual evolution.
I have noticed that most of us are still desiring the traditional hierarchy type of marriage or relationship but it not likely to happen because of individual evolution. Therefore, relationships need to evolve as well in effort to be successful.
The traditional hierarchy of marriage is no longer warranted for today’s life occurrences. In my experience, a relationship based in spirituality is necessary for current life situations.
I believe that catering 1st to our own spiritual growth will bring forth a suitable mate when it is the right time. Focusing on non-physical concepts rather than the physical aspect of oneself will create an atmosphere for a mate of ones desire. I say this because the physical hierarchy notion of God, man, woman, & child is not capable of surviving current times.
In my experience, the only way to having a successful heart and soul type of relationship is to truly love oneself as unconditionally as one desires from another.