Do you dream about finding someone who shares a passion for all your joys? Do you wish your partner would be more of “this” or less of “that”? If you wait until you find the “perfect partner”, you may find you have still not waited long enough.
Finding someone who shows you love in ways that make you feel loved is a way to ensure happiness in your life partnership. The same goes for you – learn what makes your partner feel appreciated and understood by asking! Too often expectations are unmet because they are simply never known. If you or your partner are not sure what makes you feel loved, why not try asking for common gestures like taking out the trash, remembering important events without reminders, thoughtful gifts on seemingly unimportant days, or listening without fixing?
Always try to create a safe place within your relationship to express your feelings. Be able to ask and change your mind without fear of repercussions. Finding and being the perfect partner will never be a task to be completed, and nobody will ever be perfect at it. But I can attest that learning what makes your partner feel like their most cherished self is always a good place to start.