To be successful in your relationship, you must be a good forgiver. Forgiveness offers emotional intimacy, and both partners need to be able to let down their walls and pride and say “I forgive you,” and move on to the next step. Keep these practices in mind, and forgiveness will follow.
No one is perfect. You and your spouse will make mistakes, after all, we are human. You both have flaws, yet you chose each other to commit in a relationship together. Pick your battles, and choose which difficult aspects to deal with, and success will be yours.
Always look for the positives in your partner. Focusing on the positive and good aspects of your partner, and telling them how much you love these things about them will breed more positivity. Let them know what positive aspects they have blossomed into your life.
Be their friend. As a partner or spouse you know the intimate details of how and why your partner is the way they are. If issues arise and need discussed, do so with compassion, a true and genuine way that shows you do care and that you both are in this together. Attacking the person about any negative behavior or issues will only cause major problems. Keep the respect, and the compassion when discussing problems.
Working towards being able to follow these steps will help both of you generate forgiveness and create a long-lasting and loving relationship.