- When speaking to your partner, listen to the words you use and the tone of your voice, and to the attitude you bring to the encounter. If it’s not reflective of the commitment and intimacy you aspire to, then revamp your communication style to let your appreciation show through.
- Reflect on the varied messages you send your partner by the way you treat them—and revise, if needed. Do you show your partner the same respect that you show your friends? Do you make a big deal out of your partner’s decision to order a venti caramel macchiato with extra whipped cream, while you would never say a word to a friend who went overboard on calories? If this sounds familiar, reflect on the “golden rule” and think about how you’d feel if your partner did these things to you.
- Encourage your partner in what they do and refrain from criticizing…
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