Below are several ways that can help to promote acceptance of your partner:

  1. Treat your partner with respect, love, and care. Respect, love, and care for your partner as a human being. Remember the golden rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated.

  2. Accept your partner’s flaws and embrace their strengths. No one is perfect! Acknowledge your partner’s strengths and what they bring to the table.

  3. Respect your partner’s beliefs and value their opinions… even if they are different than yours. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and values. It is okay to agree to disagree.

  4. Encourage and guide your partner to grow. You cannot force your partner to change, but you can be their biggest cheerleader in supporting and guiding them to their goals.

  5. Do not compare. Do not compare your partner to others, especially those you cared for and loved in the past.

  6. Understand your partner’s story, experiences, motivations, and intentions. Understand what unique life experiences have guided your partner’s decisions and maintain a steady foundation of trust they will do the right thing.

  7. Love them for who they are. Remember what made you fall in love and the happiness their love has brought to your life.

  8. The past doesn’t define everything. People make mistakes. Don’t judge your partner based on their past. Focus on who they are now and who they are growing to be.

  9. Be patient. Long-term growth and maturity takes time. Guide your partner towards success.

  10. Acknowledge your partner’s growth and success. Knowing your partner’s past and personal struggles, be proud of the growth they have achieved!

Acceptance and emotional safety are key components of a long-lasting relationship.  If you and your partner are feeling disconnected, please give me a call and I would love to help you rebuild the relationship you want and deserve!