In today's world, so many of our relationships have become a mere give-and-take barter system. Each person finds relief from their emotional inadequacy through the other. Though there is nothing wrong with this, I have found that such relationships are quite unsustainable. If one individual's needs change, or they happen to find someone else who fulfills these needs better, the other is left in the lurch.
Spirituality, however, has helped me craft better relationships based on more than the need for a "proxy" emotional fulfilment. I have begun to build relationships as a means to share the joy and love that have blossomed within me, thanks to my spiritual journey.