Beautiful are all of the possibilities that exist between two people without the burden of external influence
I recently awoke to something so simple and obvious, yet which I have been blind to for all these years. I've been thinking about group dynamics in relationships. When I am able to exist with one other person without the influence of others...it is in these times that I find such truth and beauty.
Add the influence of a third party, and dynamics change quite drastically. Judgment ensues, jealousy, self-censorship, boundaries, embarrassment, bickering, etc. Add a fourth person, or a fifth, and the same is true. People are only able to share a piece of who they truly are if they are doing so one-on-one.
If what is missing in your relationships is depth, what is needed are one-on-one relationships. Of course what is also needed is a little honesty, compassion, and genuine curiosity to go along with it.