Trust, Positivity and
Here are some things that you
can both do to ensure that you feel and act like
best friends in
Explore with your partner
your individual and joint dreams and goals.
Focus on your partner's
positive attributes rather than trying to change
Look for ways to bring out
the positive in your interactions, and try to
say "yes" as often as possible to your partner.
Develop emotional closeness
by reading and responding to your partner's
feelings and emotions.
Increase your own and your
partner's sense of well-being by expressing
positive feelings and emotions to your partner.
Although it is important to
tell your partner when you are unhappy, try to
avoid replaying negative thoughts about your
Watch this video by John
Gottman about the importance of trust,
friendship and teamwork in a relationship.
Or watch this video by Dr
Phil where he emphasizes that marriages are long
term partnerships and it is important that you
know your partner well and see your partner in
different situations before you commit.