When you’re living with another person or sharing their space there needs to be compromised. We all have our own way of doing things. These can include ‘bad’ habits, which we would be willing to rectify once we know how important it is to our partner.
Just know that changing a habit will require a little (or a lot) of encouragement. Becoming annoyed can hinder the progress, so go easy on yourself and your partner. After all, when someone is being critical toward you, do you feel motivated to make changes? New habits can take some time to become a habit so positive reinforcement is often necessary.
Remember that you need to work as a team. This includes lifting each other up with your words. It’s easy to criticize someone for their errors and this leads to many emotional responses being triggered. The fastest way to get what you want is to inspire people with your own behavior, actions and words.
While you can both be wise and apply the emotional reset when you’re triggered, how about also giving praise when your partner remembers to do something you appreciate? Like attracts like and life tends to bring you more of what you are focusing on.
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