Here Qualities To Look For In a Man Before Getting Married
# 1. Does he communicate in an open and effective manner?
Is your man able to talk things out with you? Are you able to disagree and still come to a resolution?
One of the most important foundations of any long-lasting relationship is the ability for the couple to communicate in an open and effective manner.
After many years of being with my partner, we both thought we had a fantastic relationship in part because we never argued. However, this was not able to work in the long-term. We realized that we were not really talking and sharing. We were avoiding the most fundamental, meaningful discussions in order to avoid fighting.
Arguments and disagreements are necessary to forming a strong, healthy relationship. Generally speaking, when couples say they never fight, this is not a positive sign of a healthy relationship. Not fighting means not talking and this does not work.
Couples must learn to disagree with respect for one another as separate individuals with different opinions and life experiences. Disagreements are a healthy part of relationships as long as each partner is respectful of the other and the couple can come together to find a resolution.
Kimberly Atwood, www.KimAtwood.com