3 Ways To Deal With An Unsupportive Partner

Matt Lillywhite

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Having an unsupportive partner can be difficult. However, it doesn't have to be.

The future can be much better. You can have an incredibly prosperous relationship in which you both get along extremely well. So if you want to get along with your partner, make sure you try doing the following things:

Admit Your Own Flaws.

Your partner isn't perfect. Neither are you. Which means you both have flaws that you might be hesitant to admit. Quoting an article published by NBC News:

"For some, admitting they have made a mistake is too threatening to their sense of self ... What people end up doing is over-compensating by denying fault and refusing ownership of their own mistakes, thereby protecting their self-image."

Admit your own flaws before you criticize other people for theirs. Otherwise, you're probably a massive hypocrite.

Approach Every Situation From A Place Of Radical Honesty.

You need to be honest whenever you have a conversation with your partner. Otherwise, how can you expect them to do the same with you? Spoiler alert: you can't.

Set a good example. Tell the truth. Be honest with your partner in every situation. It'll be much easier for your partner to trust you when they know you're not lying to them.

Listen Intentionally To What They Have To Say.

When you understand how to listen intentionally to someone, the quality of your relationship will exponentially improve. Because when you genuinely care about what people say, they’ll probably reciprocate. 

When you take an interest in other people during a conversation, they’ll naturally want to take an interest in you.

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