April 28, 2015
4 Ways to Be the Person Your Significant Other Deserves (and just an awesome person in general)
So not everyone is in a relationship, we get that. But these 4 ways to be the person your partner deserves are so good, it can even work with just friendship.
Don't Take Them For Granted
Be kind. You're going to go through a lot together so it's important to remember the little things. According to research by psychologist John Gottman, happier couples have a ratio of five positive interactions to one negative interaction.
Spitefulness never got anyone anywhere. Remember, even in the toughest times, to listen to one another.
Making your partner feel noticed in your life is a big factor in determining whether you'll make it for the long haul. Research by John Gottman discovered couples who stay happy read each other's "cues for attention" 86 percent of the time. Couples who split slack in this department and only pick up on their partner's cues 33 percent of the time.
Focus On the Good
It's human nature to let the negative weigh on our minds but don't forget to focus on the good things in life. Don't sweat the small stuff. Instead, focus on all of the things your partner does for you that makes you smile.