Don’t forget these often over-looked but SUPER important qualities for a happy relationship.
It’s common knowledge that kindness, honesty and respect are necessary ingredients for a good relationship. However, there are three other qualities that are often overlooked that are just as important. They can actually SAVE your relationship.
If you master these three qualities, your relationships will have a much better chance of lasting a lifetime:
This means you’re willing to consider new ideas — unprejudiced, by definition.
No matter how many relationships you’ve had, it’s always an adjustment to deal with a man with different interests and opinions than your own. You’ll find yourself thinking, I can’t believe he thinks this is a good way to spend his time. Or, Why does he always react that way? It makes no sense.
It’s difficult to accept or respect someone else’s point of view — especially when, to you, it just seems wrong. We think our partners should think and feel the way we do, a belief that causes major conflict for couples.
You may feel compelled to correct your partner, pointing out why what they think is wrong and why what you think is right, but persuasion usually fails.
Open-mindedness requires that you don’t judge what’s right for someone else based on what’s right for you. It asks that you put the judgment aside and accept/appreciate a different point of view.
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