Long and satisfying relationships take time and effort on the part of both partners. The rewards for doing this repay the effort and then some. So how can you start on the path to creating a successful partnership which will stand the test of time ?
Look for the things which interest and delight you both. Plan to do these on a regular basis and talk about what you plan to do or have done regularly.
Respect and treasure your differences. It would be very boring if we were all the same but taking time to understand a partner’s approach to life and personality will help deepen the bonds you share.
Be patient and learn to see things from your partner’s point of view. With an insight into their thinking then you are more likely to be able to have meaningful discussions when your viewpoints differ. After discussing allow each other time to reflect on what was said and see if you can find the middle ground
Share your feelings and listen to your partner. It is easier to address a problem if you talk regularly than waiting until a situation reaches melt down.
Learn to say thank you and do it often. We all like to feel appreciated but sometimes life is hectic and we forget to thank those nearest to us.
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