1. Respect his opinion and his views
One of the best things you can do in a relationship is understand that different people have different opinions and different expectations. Make sure you communicate yours clearly and respectfully and ask him to do the same. You don’t have to change your point of view (and neither does he) but when you open up to a difference of opinion, you’ll notice your partnership will become much easier.
2. Encourage him
In order for your man to be happy, he has to be doing his best and achieving his goals. So help him get there. Push him to go after that new job or promotion. Encourage him to join a social group or sport’s team. When you help him go after his dreams, he’ll be in the right frame of mind to help you do the same.
3. Be yourself
No surprises necessary. When you’re true to yourself and your feelings and your natural behaviours, you’re, in turn, true to your relationship. Your mate is most happy with you. And when you live your true self, you’ll have no regrets, and you’ll both be able to enjoy the real and happy you.
4. Take care of him (and yourself)
Don’t forget about having fun in your relationship. And don’t forget about that nourishing maternal instinct (no matter how subtle yours may be) that wants to take care of your partner. When you focus on the relationship by looking after each other and attending to each other’s needs, you’ll see your love blossom.