All strong relationships have three things in common, according to Meredith Hansen, Psy.D, a psychologist and relationship expert: trust, commitment and vulnerability.
“Trust allows a couple to know that their partner is there for them, truly cares about them, is coming from a good place, and supports them,” she said.
It means keeping your word and putting your relationship first, especially when you’re confronting a decision that might compromise it, she said.
A minor example of following through is calling your spouse to tell them you’re safe if they worry when you’re running late, she said. And it means “demonstrating good character,” she said.
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