5. Maintain a positive outlook on the relationship and on life in general.

It’s always good to see the best in your partner. You are going to encounter lots of hard times in the relationship. Your partner is going to screw up and stumble along the way. When that happens, you should always choose to just focus on the good of the situation. Remember that you are a flawed human as well and you have your own personal shortcomings. You will want your partner to focus on your redeeming qualities too.

6. Don’t force your partner to change into someone else.

You should always learn to accept your partner for who he/she really is. You can’t compel your partner into becoming something or someone that makes them feel uncomfortable. The best thing that you can do is push your partner into becoming the best possible versions of themselves.