Significant Others: When we choose to become romantically involved with someone, we’re opening ourselves to a very deep relationship. How can you nurture a healthy, loving relationship with your partner? If you’re not romantically involved with someone, you may choose to evaluate former relationships to identify ways in which you’d like to nurture future relationships.
One of the things my husband and I do – or try to do – is check in with each other. We probably don’t do it as often as we did in the early years of our marriage but we do maintain a good line of communication between us. I think that is key – in any relationship.
Also, a good sense of humor. We make each other laugh. To me, the ability to make fun of oneself or look silly and not “mind” is extremely important. It was one of the things about my husband that made me realize he was the one I would marry. A person who does not take themselves too seriously is a person who can handle almost anything.
We have a lot of the same interests and we genuinely enjoy being with each other. He – aside from my mom – is my best friend. We look after each other. There are days when I am up and he is down or vice versa. That is when we bolster each other even more. It’s a true relationship of give and take. That’s not to say we don’t have our disagreements or days where we get frustrated with each other but those are very far and few between.
The most important thing in a healthy relationship though, is communication, communication, communication. 🙂
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