Accepting your partner too much
If you are, over time, working to accept your partner, it is a recipe for resentment. La Shelle Lowe-Chardé’s blog is an oasis of understanding, wisdom and clarity.
Non Violent Communication (NVC) has many useful, wonderful and deep ways in which to work on yourself and your relationship. The important thing is to work on yourself first.
“Your job as a loving, supportive partner, in part, is to honestly express your feelings and needs and make clear requests and to authentically listen to your partner’s feelings and needs and clarify their requests. ”
NVC is a truly brilliant method for having honest communication, for negotiating well in a relationship with the end result of a partnership of two contented, fulfilled individuals for whom marriage is an enhancement of their individual selves, never a cage.