The number one motivator of people is recognition. Letting someone you love know how they have added to your life is one of the highest compliments they can receive.
Work together to create something worthwhile. Whether it’s contributing to your community, your faith, or the world, doing it as a couple will add depth and a sense of higher purpose to your relationship.
If you make a mistake, own up to it sooner rather than later and always do it completely. This gets it out of the way and allows easier healing because the problem has had no time to fester and grow.
When you make a promise, keep it. If you break your word, your partner may have difficulty believing you will be there next time.
Trade off household duties every now and then. It will help you and your partner feel you are in a balanced relationship. If you are in a partnership where one of you works and the other takes care of the home and children, you need to make sure the stay-at-home partner has equal access to the household income.
Relationship takes work on both sides. Ride the up times with joy and show respect plus love on down times. Up and Down happens often – SjC