After researching human relationships for forty years, the author felt his most important insights about human relationships came while waiting for his wife to shop. Parking Lot Meditations is a book that reveals the insight He had while in quiet, meditative moments with God. He came to recognize there are three types of human relationships that need time, commitment, and cultivation: Relationship to the Self (since we all have many inner selves), Relationship to Others (that involves many people and many social roles), and a Relationship to God. The author has concluded that without an intimate, loving relationship to God, the self and other relationships cannot be fully successful or fulfilling. Moreover, a relationship with God can bring a wonderful benefit: He can show you in His Manufacturer's Handbook For Successful Relationships how to achieve fulfillment in self/other relationships. Roger C. Bailey is currently a retired university professor and he holds academic degrees in social psychology and clinical psychology. He has taught courses in psychological research and intimate relationships. His professional interest has focused on factors that go into successful marriages and friendships. He resides in the mountains of east Tennessee with his wife Barbara.