Always remember, someone’s effort is a reflection of their interest in you – unknown.
Being interested in your partner and what they are interested in goes a long way in building a successful relationship. Of course, you do not have to have all of the same interests, but when your partner wants to tell you about something that is important to them (which you have absolutely no interest in) really listening to them shows how much you love and respect them.
My husband is a huge sports fan, whereas I am the opposite! However, when he watches a football game, he will often come to me at half time to tell me what has been happening. He knows that it does not interest me, but he wants to express how he is feeling about the game. So I listen to what he says and ask questions as I know that it is what he needs me to do. It would be really hurtful to him if I ignored him or told him that I did not care.
Often at the start of a relationship, you will be really interested in your new partner. Should they be interested in something which you are not, you make the effort to listen and be interested in them. Unfortunately, this often wears off after a while. It is important that you still make the effort to show your partner that you are still interested in them and what they are passionate about.
There is greatness in doing something you hate for the sake of someone you love –
This post is part of my blog series – the A-Z of a healthy and happy relationship.