Tuesday, September 25, 2012


 A partnership is all about investing in each other

Good partners know it is all about respecting individuality.
While good partners may not always see eye to eye, working toward
a common goal does keep things interesting and moving forward.
Partners need shared interests or hobbies to find happiness.
Something as simple as sitting in the sunshine can bring smiles.
These chairs look like as though they are smiling, right?

Some of the most important tips to a lasting partnership are;
          1.  Always greet each other at the start of the day as well as at the end of the day.
  • 2.  Never go to bed angry and always kiss one another good night.
  • 3.  Always provide an open heart and room to listen.
  • 4.  Good partners need shared interests.
  • 5.  Make time to remember the little things.
  • 6.  Plan ahead to have things to look forward to, it could be something as simple as a walk, a concert, a movie, reading together, taking a trip.  Planning ahead can add years to any partnership.
  • 7.  Refresh.  All couples need time to refresh and feel invigorated.  Everyone feels better and looks better after a nice bath or an invigorating spa treatment.  
  • 8.  Sit down with one another.  We do spend so much time rushing around in this life that sitting with one another gives couples time to relax.  It might be in the car or on a plane but taking time to sit next to each other is important.

Feel free to leave a comment about one tip that you and your partner find adds to your years?
Sharing is good.


Formerly known as Frau said...

Great tips! Can't imagine being in a relationship without a partnership....

Diane said...

Yes, it is the day-to-day things... supporting each other, bringing out the best in each other, sometimes taking turns doing activities the other enjoys (I can only watch hockey so long!) and many other things that are not always easy to do day-in and day-out for years and for a lifetime. It takes commitment (and all the things about love that you mentioned in your post yesterday!) In marriage the partnership should become more like "one person", treating your partner as you would treat yourself. It is very challenging, but fulfilling and an accomplishment, to keep up a successful partnership!

Karena said...

Patricia, I think having a sense of humor; being able to laugh; even watch a funny movie together.

Really sloughing off the small stuff!

Put each other first in your lives and make your partner FEEL that is true from you!

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pve design said...

Indeed, a good relationship is all about joining forces.

Thank-you. Commitment is key.

Kwana said...

Wonderful post. Though sometimes you may go to bed angry try and wake up happy and know you are blessed to have your partner.

Acquired Objects said...

Patricia I couldn't have made these points better! In all the years we've been married never once have we said sharp words to one another and we've always respected one another.

Happy Anniversary!

Lisa said...

Excellent advice Patricia! I hope you're enjoying a LOVEly week and Happy Anniversary to you and your wonderful guy!

Joyce said...

True words to live by. I like to still leave hidden notes in his bag while he is on a business trip or if I'm gone for the night a note on his pillow. Life is so much better when you have someone by your side. xo

nina b said...

Sharing is good, you are right. I would just add - don't sweat the small stuff. Sounds senseless until you are faced with tantrums for the small stuff, whether yours or your partner's...I learnt to appreciate the life as it comes.
And happy anniversary!