When you confide in your partner regarding your dreams and goals, how do they react? Do they support you? Or do they try to change your mind, to convince you that it is for your own good?
For any relationship to succeed, you need a partner who supports you instead of judging you. Here are a few traits of a supportive partner.
They know your dreams and help you achieve them.
Even though your dreams might be tough to achieve, a supportive partner will still support you and encourage you. Your partner will nudge you towards your goals. They understand and acknowledge your dreams. A supportive partner won’t let you give up and motivates you to achieve your dreams and goals.
But judgmental partners tell you to give up. They discourage you, saying it is impossible to achieve your dreams or that your plans are unethical. These types of people hold you back from reaching your full potential.
They make time for you instead of making excuses.
Whenever you need someone, your partner will be there for you no matter what. A supportive partner will run to your side during hard times, dropping all their other priorities. Someone who will move heaven & earth for you.
In contrast to them, judgmental partners will come up with excuses for why they can’t support you and be there for you. They even might tell you that they don’t have time to deal with your problems. You can never rely on partners like this.
If someone wants you in their life, they will make room for you, value you, support, and appreciate you. Don’t waste life on the people who suck the happiness out of you.
They encourage your lifestyle changes.
Your partner’s perception of your lifestyle changes matters. If we take losing weight as an example, a supportive partner will encourage you to do so because you want to lose weight. It isn’t because they believe that you should lose weight.
But a judgmental partner will neglect your wish to lose weight because they believe you don’t need it. There’s even a chance of them mocking you and discouraging your attempt to lose weight.
They do not make you feel like you need to impress them.
Having a supportive partner, you will not worry about how you look around them, and you will have no issues opening up to them regarding anything. But when it comes to judgmental partners, you are very cautious about how you behave around them. It is impossible to open up to them and be yourself around them.
It is hard to meet people in today’s times, so sometimes, you may feel you have to settle for these relationships that aren’t good for you. Everyone deserves to be with that special person that knows your worth.
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