We all know how wonderful it feels to have someone else’s undivided attention. But for some reason it becomes very easy to the pay least attention to the one person in your life who loves you more than anything else. Of course, there are many reasons why we stop paying attention to our partners. But failing to pay adequate attention to their needs is a top cause of relationship breakdown, say the experts. Happily – it’s one dodgy habit that’s easy to fix. It’s easy to assume that once we’re settled into a relationship that our partners will always remain the same. And that we no longer need to listen to their world to know what they’re thinking and feeling. In fact, this is a mistake that couples in long-term relationships regularly make.
Paying attention to your partner requires more than saying yes at the end of every question and nodding in their general direction while watching your favorite show on TV. Whether you’re in a new relationship or have been together for years, it is vital to the success and happiness of your relationship that your partner feels valued by you and the best way to demonstrate this is by paying them attention. The best relationships continue to thrive because each person makes their partner’s needs just as important as their own. That’s exactly why we should all crave attention from the people we love!