We all pray for a perfect partner; one who would tick almost all the boxes and be our prince charming. Every lady wants a man they can spend the rest of their lives with; who would be a great spouse and father and we expect so much from them in a relationship. While it is good to have a standard and expect our men to meet such standard, we should also ask ourselves what we are bringing to the table.
You cannot expect to have a man of value when you are adding no value to the relationship or his life. We must learn to be better partners to our spouses, to make the relationship better. Here are simple ways you can do that:
Learn the magic words. Saying ‘thank you,’ ‘I’m sorry,’ and ‘well-done’ will go a long way in helping you become a better partner. It helps you communicate better with your spouse and helps in resolving issues that might have escalated. Learning to show gratitude and remorse is very important; feeling grateful and sorry is one thing, but telling your partner is another.
Communicate. Don’t expect your partner to be a mind reader, learn to communicate your innermost feelings or grievances. Aside from it helping your relationship work out well, it also purges your heart of all malice or grudges.
Study together. Your partner is stuck in his decision making, or he wants to take a big step and he’s not sure of what to do. The best thing you can do is to study with him and work it out together. Remember that you are in it together.
Listen. One major thing that ruins relationships is that most partners always feel they are right, and so they fail to listen. You wanting to prove you are right all the time stems from a place of pride – and pride kills relationships very fast.
Give. Don’t just be a receiver, learn to give in your relationship. Once in a while, buy your man a gift, or take him out on a date and spoil him a little. Being a receiver all the time makes you look stingy and can ruin your relationship.
Try these tips and have a better relationship!