There are a lot of things that make relationships tick. Physical attraction, friendship, teamwork, trust, respect, mutual interests…the list goes on.
But, one of the more important pieces of the puzzle, is mutual support. While you are one, as a couple – you are, and forever will be, an individual.
An individual with wants, needs, desires, problems, setbacks, emotions, thoughts, doubts, goals, a family, and a life.
Part of building a successful relationship, is having two people whose support for each other is unwavering.
An ingredient to this recipe, is communication. You’ve got to be able to go to your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/lover/mistress/whatever, with your thoughts and feelings. How will they know to support you otherwise?
If one of you is going through a difficult situation, this is when the focus of the relationship completely shifts towards them.
You absolutely cannot be selfish and simultaneously be a supportive significant other.
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