LMFT, Danny Gibson Shares His Secrets To Making a Relationship Work (video)
Danny R. Gibson, LMFT: Particularly being able to communicate when things are challenging or difficult. Being able to stop, listen, speak, and respond appropriately. If you can’t respond appropriately at that time when you’re talking with your partner, being able to say, ‘I need a minute, I need a break before I can answer that question.’ Being able to communicate is essential for any relationship to be successful.
The second goal for maintaining a positive, good relationship or marriage is being able to have similar values and goals. They don’t necessarily have to be the exact same goals, but they should at least be an ongoing conversation about what those goals are going to be.