Q and I celebrated our anniversary yesterday -- we've been together 23 years. It feels like just yesterday we met, and yet I can't imagine life without him. I could say that our relationship works because of how wonderful Q is. I could describe my initial attraction to him, and how kind and supportive he was to me, a total stranger. I could then enumerate his many fine qualities (and a very long post it would be!). This would be a tale of how I met my perfect partner and now we are living happily ever after. We see that story so often in movies, but it is only part of the truth. The real story of any successful relationship is how the two people involved built a strong and satisfying relationship that stands the test of time. I am fortunate because Q and I have worked together to create just such a relationship.