Love & Respect; Becoming a Better Partner

Love & Respect; Becoming a Better Partner

So here I am, almost a year into my relationship. Things are great, we moved in together and that’s been going really well and its been pretty easy going so far. We had quite a few conversations before moving in, and I think it is very important to ensure you have those conversations so there’s no guessing or communication issues further down the road.

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Within our relationship, we make the rules and decide how we do things. I’m finally in a relationship where I’m an equal, and respected as such. It takes a big person to forgive and let things go, and my partner is really amazing at that. I struggle a lot more, but I’m always doing my best and really trying my hardest. We do try and factor religion into our relationship a bit also which is nice. Using religion as a way to create deeper bonds is a really beautiful thing and I’m happy that we have that.

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I’m with a guy that brings me the coffee in bed some mornings, and is always thinking about ways to make me feel special. He listens when I speak, and really tries to be there for me in every single way. I guess I understand now when people say that the person you’re with should not only challenge you to become a better person, but should also help encourage the person you are. We never want to take our individuality away and we do a wonderful job of embracing each other as individuals. The things I once dreamed of are a reality, and because of that we’re spending most of our days laughing more and deepening our love.

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Recently I started reading a book by a couple I tend to look up to, spiritually. It’s called “A Love Letter Life” written by Jeremy & Audrey Roloff. They have a podcast called Behind the Scenes which is a favourite of mine and this book is even better. It is about their personal journey together and with Christ. It’s a really great book so far and has really helped me look outside myself to be a better partner.

Sometimes all it takes is a good book to spark the thought of “How can I be a better partner?” And its taking tidbits from books you read and things you see and taking those to help guide you as a wonderful spouse.

xo,

Erin
Erin@glitzandgf.com