When you feel valued and respected by your mate, you're more likely to value and respect them as well. After all, they become the most important adult in your life.
Part of a successful relationship involves having things in common. This is important because you need to spend quality time together to feel connected.
Feeling valued by your mate is a necessary component of feeling connected and that you matter to one another.
How you live your life depends upon your values. Honesty, helpfulness, selfishness, and generosity all make a difference in how you make decisions and relate to others.
Sexual intimacy is important in a romantic relationship. It can increase closeness and emotional intimacy and ideally, it's something only the two of you share.
Money issues can cause frequent arguments if the two of you are not on the same page.
This is a tough one, but a necessary skill to have in place in deciding upon a committed relationship. Life happens to all of us.
Whether you are both religious or not, if faith is involved, it needs to be respected by the other person. When faith is practiced by one or both it often becomes a part of the lifestyle of a person.
When one partner wants kids and the other partner does not, or doesn’t want to be actively involved, this presents a challenge.
Most often, parents tend to balance each other in their parenting styles. The most important thing is to work together as parents. One parent works in “harmony” with the other in terms of support.