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    9 steps to becoming a supportive partner

    Being in love is amazing. And being loved back is even better. You have this person who believes in you, puts up with you at your worst, cares for you and is someone you can always fall back on. If you’re reciprocating all this, then keep at it. If not, then you should know that telling someone you love them and proving it are two different things. A relationship needs a lot of things to flourish and survive. Any one of the pieces goes missing, the whole thing becomes shaky. One of such things is support. You may have love, trust, respect and honesty, but if you’re not being supportive, they’ll feel something missing.

    Unless they’re putting themselves in harm’s way, support them in everything they do. Here are 9 ways to you could do just that:

    1. Listen intently

    It might work in the movies, but despite how eyes can speak, or how that special connection enables you to understand your partner without saying anything; the reality of the matter is quite different. It’s true that with time you learn each other’s gestures, expressions and body language, but even then, words are always needed. A lot can happen over time, but you cannot become telepathic.

    So when your partner is making your life easier by talking to you about stuff they want to do, or the things they like or what intimidates them the most or any number of things, do yourself a favor, and LISTEN! Absorb every little thing that comes out of their mouth. It shows you care enough to pay attention. Even if it’s something you can’t help them with, all they might want from is for you to just hear them out.