How can I love my partner, even when there are things I don’t like about them?

When we first fall in love, we see all the positive attributes of our partner and things we have in common.  It’s a truly magical time, full of passion, romance, exuberance and joy, and sometimes with little “due diligence.”   Over time, however, we begin to see the other’s failings, idiosyncrasies, and all the things that will drive us crazy over the years.  Sometimes we wonder if we’ve made a mistake.

The strongest marriages are those where people remain committed to love each other, even though there may be things we don’t like about our partner.   Keeping love alive means accepting our partner for who he or she is, supporting their dreams, deepening the relationship by dealing honestly with even the most difficult issues, and tenderly nurturing each other.

Unsure about your relationship?  Take the first step, and Talk to Fran.