1. See your partner for who he or she really is.
The romantic tragedy occurs when you view the person you are in love with as a symbol of what they have come to represent, the idea of them. When you realize that more often than not you don’t really know your partner, you begin to discover who they are and how they change and evolve.
2. Practice self-love first.
It seems like you can only have happy relationships if you can be happy with or without them. Know that it is not the other person’s job to make you happy. The only person who can do that is you!
The ultimate kicker: be honest with yourself about who you are.
Know that you can be yourself and still be accepted. The best relationship is when you bring out the best in each other, and you are purely content when neither has anything to say.