An integral part of a relationship seems to be a surrender of self-governance. You are expected to sublimate yourself for another. The way our society pictures it, we are not whole.
Our "other half" exists in another and we must journey to find this person and complete ourselves.
I reject this narrative. I've spent the better half of this year in a sort of self created solitary confinement that has shown me how to truly live on my own.
My personality is not dependent on another. My happiness is my own creation. I choose to live each day based off my own willpower. I battle my demons and work through my issues on my own.
If you never learn how to function as your own true self, you will never find completeness in another without sacrificing the actuality of your personality and character.