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What the Royal Wedding Says About Relationships

April 27, 2011

Prince William of Wales and his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton are getting royally hitched on Friday and everyone’s talking about it. Seems like every major news outlet will be there and one quarter of the world will be watching the royal wedding. Whether you are a fan of the duo or not, the royal wedding can teach us about the value of a healthy relationship.

Relationships are primary food essential for wellbeing and nourish the body, mind and spirit. When thinking about relationships in your life its important to look at the amount of intimacy you are comfortable with. Some people love being alone; they feel energized by the experience and require plenty of time to catch up with themselves. At the other end of the spectrum are those who love being around people, they are more energized by social interaction and often create an extended family and network of friends. Considering the press the royal wedding is receiving, let’s hope Prince William and Kate are comfortable with all the attention.

Integrative Nutrition Founder Joshua Rosenthal says in his book

“When I suggest improving the quality of your relationships, I am not suggesting everyone should be more social or get married. I am saying, find a type of love and intimacy that is appropriate and nourishing for you. It’s a bit like establishing the amount of protein, vegetables or exercise that is appropriate for your body. Each person needs to find the right balance of togetherness and aloneness, and know that these needs will change with time, just as dietary needs change and everything in life changes.”

When the camera flashes die down and the royal wedding is behind William and Kate, they have an opportunity for change and growth for years to come. As role models, they can teach us about the value of a healthy public life together and about the importance of quality alone time.

Do you have any relationship advice for the royal couple?