You always show gratitude
Never mind the fact that these are basic manners that everyone needs to practice. Feeling unappreciated is terrible in general, even worse in relationships. You both take time to thank your partner for their efforts. Nothing goes unnoticed, even the smallest of things.
You acknowledge each other’s feelings
When your partner is feeling sad or frustrated,even though it has nothing to do with you, you always show compassion. You’re both emotionally matured, hence you’d never make your partner feel neglected and alone.
You discuss things before planning
To avoid unnecessary arguments, before making any plans that involves the both you, you discuss it with each other first. This helps with staying in the loop with what’s going on your partners life. You don’t want to RSVP for an event that clashes with each another’s plans or you’ll end up arriving dateless.
You voice out your feelings
Instead of being grumpy and giving each other the silent treatment, you let each other know of how you’re feeling. Resorting to passive behaviour like snapping at each other is never a solution, so you’d rather say “I’m feeling very frastrated right now, please give me some time”.
You ask questions
A partnership goes both ways so none of you assumes the leadership role. In conversations, you don’t dominate, where the other just has to listen and not question anything. Giving each other a chance to actively participate in conversations is important as it shows that you’re in a equal partnership.
You pick your battles
You understand that not every fight is worth your effort. Unlike making a big thing out of the smallest issues, you let it slide because you know the difference between issues worth solving and those that don’t really matter.