First, learn to love yourself. If you don’t love yourself, nobody will love you. If you don’t love yourself, you cannot receive love. Loving yourself is fundamental to having a relationship with a member of the opposite s*x.
Bring something of value to the table. Before you complain that your partner doesn’t love you enough, ask yourself, ‘What am I bringing to the table? What value do I contribute to my partner’s life?’ A relationship is about making value contribution to the life of someone you are deeply connected to. Bring something of value into the life of the one you love to make it better.
Learn to receive love from the one you love. Some people give but refuse to receive love. For love to work, you should allow yourself to be loved by the one you love. Let down your guard and embrace love from the one you love. If you are afraid, suspicious, or arrogant, you can’t receive love and your relationship will not work. Be humble. Open your heart and let love in. If you don’t trust that your partner will be a blessing to you, then why are you in a relationship with this person? Don’t reject the little ways that your partner shows you love. Encourage the little things and your partner will get better at showing you love.
Communication is the key that unlocks the secrets to the heart. It is the pathway to the chambers of love. Learn to listen to your partner. Talking is good but listening is the key to connecting with the one you love. Communication is the key to deeper intimacy and connection. Set aside time to talk with and listen to your partner. If you don’t deliberately create time to communicate, it may never happen. Follow these keys and your relationship will move in the right direction.