An authentic relationship is one where each person is secure in who they are and knows that they would still be that way, even if the other person was no longer in their life. In an authentic relationship, there are no games played, and there is complete honesty. There is immense gratitude for what the other person gifts them with in the relationship, but again, life is lived in the present moment..., and if the other person were gone tomorrow, there would be no regrets and this would have no effect on who they are. It is a given that if a person were able to interact in a relationship from this standpoint, they would have a strong recognition of their Oneness with God, because they are truly seeing God in their partner and in themselves. In order to know God, you have to release all falsehoods, which is authenticity. You may be thinking that Jesus would have to be in a relationship with Jesus to have full authenticity, and while this may be true, it is important to know the goal that you are reaching for and to strive for this in all of your relationships. Relationships are the quickest way we come back to a recognition of our Oneness with God, because others act as a mirror for us.