If anyone ever tells you that relationships are easy, don’t believe a word they say. Having a partner can be the best part of your life, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come with problems. The trick to making things work is being able to identify potential issues and deal with them in a mature and sensible way. Here are five ways to feel closer to your partner to overcome problems easier.
1. LEarn to Listen
There is no hope for real communication if you can’t learn to listen to your partner. Hearing what they say really isn’t the same as truly listening to them. You shouldn’t just be paying them the courtesy of being quiet when they are speaking, but actually make the effort to digest their words and work to adjust your behaviour and responses accordingly. The better listener you are, the quicker conflict can be resolved.