Be Supportive For Your Partner

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blurhugOne of the biggest pieces of advice I can give for couples is to be there for your partner when they have a bad day, and I don’t mean just be there physically, but be there emotionally and mentally. Let your partner vent and share their frustration and be a good listener.

Sometimes the best thing you can do to help your partner when they are going through a stressful situation or had a bad day is to let them just unload all of their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Don’t try to interject and interrupt unless they ask for your opinion or advice.

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Being a listener is key, and make sure you are listening instead of just ignoring or half paying attention. Turn the TV off, get away from the computer and sit together staring at each others eyes. Your partner depends on you for support and comfort just as you would for them when you experience a stressful and bad day.

People need to remember that with all the distractions of technology, true relationship communication is done completely unplugged where the two of you can just sit and talk alone and privately without the distraction of technology all around you.

-Justin Germino

Updated: June 27, 2009 — 10:40 pm