1. Be a good listener
Show a sincere interest in what’s happening in the other persons life. Listen with openness, this means active listening, really listen and take in what the other person is saying. This may take some practice since most people tend to partially listen, while thinking of what they are going to say next.Remember we have one mouth and two ears.
2.Look for the good in people.
You have a choice as to whether you look for the good in people, or their imperfections. The more attention you pay to a persons good points, the more your respect for your partner increases.
3. Stop having to be Right
It is so easy to get into the You’re Wrong- I’m Right Thing. Decide between you and your partner that it is more important to feel happy than right. Avoid silly arguments over ‘Why he left the toilet seat up again’ or ‘Why she leaves her dirty coffee cup on the table instead of washing it up straight away’. Give each other permission to be human, and to make mistakes from time to time.
4.Avoid taking life too seriously.
Have fun and a good sense of humour.
5.Respect your partners views.
We all have a different model of the world and see things differently. No one’s view of the world is right or wrong – it’s a matter of opinion. Try seeing the world from their point of view.
6. Stop trying to change people.
When you first fell in love you focused on the things you loved about your partner. So why is it , that when we are together for a while, we forget about all the good points and start to focus on all the things we see as ‘wrong’ with them. Think about it .. How do you feel when someone compliments you ? How do you feel when someone criticizes you? Which of these would you prefer? Take a moment and think about how your partner must feel when you constantly criticize him/her? … also how do you think this makes them feel about you?
7. Accept imperfections
We are all Perfectly Imperfect. Perfect people do not exist and sometimes the weakness we see in another, is a way of showing us what needs to be examined in our own psyche.
Take time for yourself, your interests and your personal development. I know we are all busy and it is easier to put your needs aside until you have more time … until the kids are at school, until I am on holidays, until I have more money, until I retire … and suddenly … it’s too late!
9. Look after your health.
Poor health will undermine your good intentions and your sense of humour.
Follow a good diet, exercise and get enough rest.
10.Life is Finite
If you suddenly discovered you had only six months to live, would you waste your precious time on arguments? How many times would you tell your partner, friends and family “I Love You”. How much more time would you spend with your loved one ? Don’t wait until it is too late. Spend time with your children… take a day off work and go to their school functions, forget about the dirty laundry and make love to your partner, ring your mother and tell her you love her. Don’t leave it until it’s too late.
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