4. Family, Friends and Outsiders
Respecting your partner’s family and friends goes a long way toward showing that you respect your partner as well. Invite their friend over. Stay with them for a few minutes and then leave them some time alone. Schedule dinners and events with other couples. Allow your partner to spend some alone time with their friends. Next time a family member calls, spend a few minutes and talk to them. Talk through problems with other couples to get a fresh perspective. If you are really in trouble, then don’t be ashamed about seeking outside help.