A spiritual relationship is one in which two people come together at a soul level allowing love and understanding to flow spontaneously. Each person recognizes they are spirits, housed temporarily in a physical body, pursuing their own spiritual growth. A spiritual relationship is based on the awareness of who you really are. Each person serves as a mirror for the other and their consciousness expands as they spend time together.
A purely physical relationship is shallow by comparison. Contraction begins when one of the two doesn’t get what they want or need from the other. Both have agendas, selfish motives and are hiding their shadow parts. When these become exposed blaming, judging and victimization result followed by a break down in communication. Then the relationship contracts even more as both claim their self-fulfillment is being blocked by the other. The solution lies at the level of your soul.
Even though we are social creatures lasting relationships is never easy. They are a constantly changing process where love and understanding can increase or decrease by the moment. When you relate at the soul level you see the other person as yourself and your love overflows expecting nothing in return.