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Sometimes when we are dating or in a relationship with someone we are much more focused on what that person can or should be doing for us. While we should all be feeling good, loved, and important in our relationships, focusing mainly on what your partner should be giving to you is more like you being in a relationship with yourself rather than your partner.
In healthy, successful and happy relationships, each partner is mainly focused on giving to the other. Partners are in tune with each other’s needs, interests, and feelings. Partners are committed to understanding and helping each other fulfill their respective needs, listen and respond to each other’s feelings, and ask, learn, and take part in each other’s interests. When both partners are giving to each other in this way, each person in the relationship feels fulfilled.
Although it may sound counter-intuitive, the way to getting what you require and want in your relationship is to take the focus off of you and instead put the focus on your partner. When one feels fulfilled in all of the giving they are receiving, they are also more likely to give back. The key is to give unconditionally – for the sole purpose of making your partner happy.
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