Whoever said relationships are easy probably has never been in one - at least not one that lasted a significant amount of time. When you find someone special who "rises to the top" and you want it to work, you're willing to put in a little elbow grease - that is, if they are too. It's like you're sitting there with some pretty nifty Lego pieces, and the object of your affection has some pretty cool ones too, albeit totally different from those in your pile. You both know you want to build something. You check each other out and scratch your head, wondering if their pretty little 1x1 blue bricks and 2x2 yellow squares will fit with your hunky 3x2 red bricks and 5x1 black beams, and what to do with all the extra random pieces that really don't look helpful at all. You question whether you'll be able to build something awesome together, especially when they keep grabbing and putting together parts that you'd never dream of putting together that way - "No, not like that! Like this! Gah!"
You grumble and become frustrated, assuming that if the two of you can't build the perfect house immediately, the project is doomed. You might even look over to someone else and their pile of bricks, thinking that their pile looks a lot...greener, and maybe easier to piece together. But then you realize that you're working with your chosen person for a reason, and that everyone has their mis-sorted Lego pieces, including the greener-on-the-surface person and pile, and that you have to actually show your partner or talk to them about how to best use your pieces with theirs to lay a foundation that will last.
Sometimes, you manage to build a mini-mansion with a little Lego heli-pad and speedboat on your first shot. More often than not though, if you rush to build your Lego house, it turns out a little lopsided, forcing you to tear down a wall or two to rebuild it into something that fits together better. Nothing worth having ever comes easy. Once your foundation is laid, and the basic framework of your house put together, you look at what's left in the piles to find that you will have enough extra pieces to build a garage, a yard, maybe even a pool! That's usually when you find yourself exchanging high-fives with your co-builder, maybe even a right-then-left hip bump. Hells yes! Look what we can build, when we work together!
If we could all be so lucky... :)
I'm gonna pick up the pieces,
And build a Lego house
If things go wrong we can knock it down...