If you sense an element of karmic connection, a deep feeling of destiny influencing your bond, don't be surprised -- in some important way, your futures are inextricably linked. This is not to say that you're fated to be a couple, exactly; you could easily have gone your separate ways in the world and missed the influence you have brought to one another's lives. But since you have formed a relationship, your lover, especially, is transformed through your interaction.
Keep in mind that this bond's most positive possibilities aren't effortless. You have a responsibility, to yourself and to your lover, to be your true self -- to vigorously follow your own path in life. If you can commit to that effort, your energy and determination inspires your lover to do the same. They benefit from your drive toward independence as a human being. You may naturally be more willing to assert your independence than they are, and thus you may emerge as the role model of the relationship; but you both add inspiration and support to one another's lives. If you form a bond but don't focus together on self-betterment and individuality, you lose out on an important influence you could have brought to one another's lives. Don't neglect the power of generosity and the expression of love! Your support for your lover can and should take the form of romantic love and devotion, which only furthers your growth.