From my own life experiences, and the experiences of the thousands of couples I’ve counseled over the last 47 years, I’ve discovered four major keys that are essential for creating and maintaining loving relationships:
1. Learn how to love yourself.
You cannot share your love with your partner if you feel empty inside due to self-abandonment. Loving yourself means taking responsibility for your own feelings rather than making your partner responsible for your pain, joy, and self-worth.