Monday, April 29, 2013

Day 67 - Ask your partner about what he wants to conquer next.

An important element to any relationship is to communicate, my boyfriend has been the first to always point that out in our relationship and because of him, I am learning on a daily basis to express how I feel, and I am grateful for his help.

If you're in a relationship with someone you should know what their plans are and how they fit into your key essentials that make a person. Not only will listening to them build a stronger foundation to your relationship but it will also help determine whether you want to be a part of that plan or not.

One of the things that most attracted me to my boyfriend is his radiance and passion, the way his eyes light up when he talks about something that he loves, and the way he fills with light. He’s accomplished so much for his age, and excels more and more throughout time, yet is so kindhearted and lovely with every single person that crosses his path. When he talks about his passions he always makes me feel a range of emotions, but mostly, all I usually feel is happy; because although it sounds cliché, his happiness is my happiness. His only downfall is that due to his enthusiasm for so much, he commits to too many things which will usually lead to a nerve-wracking halt.

When I asked him what he wanted to conquer next he considered the question for some time before answering; finally his response was to deepen his yoga practice. When we first started dating, some of his main goals were less complex since work wise he’s been accomplishing everything he’s written out to do, they included but not limited to; waking up earlier in the mornings, smiling more throughout the day, and beginning yoga.  He has since been doing yoga for several weeks and not only feels better but as a beginner has a lot of potential to thrive in his practice. To ‘support’ him, I purchased a month of yoga classes in the studio he attends so that we can do the classes together.

In conclusion, why should you ask your partner what they want to conquer next? Well, research shows that couples who are supportive of each other have a prosperous, healthy, lasting relationship; and being supportive means making your partner’s happiness and well-being a priority, in little and big ways. The reason you’re together in the first place should be that you're each other's biggest fans, so you should make sure to act like it. Today, ask your other half what they want to conquer next, and if they are trying to make a positive change, such as start a new hobby, or undertake a difficult challenge; be their biggest cheerleader. I’m far from perfect, but I am definitely willing and able to practice what I preach, you should to!(;

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