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5 Things That Make a Good Partner

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.
Associate Editor

5 Things That Make a Good Partner There are various myths about what makes a good partner. For instance, it’s a myth that a good partner has to agree with what you say, do or think, according to Mudita Rastogi, Ph.D, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Arlington Heights, Ill.

“Sometimes, a great partner offers you a perspective that you would not have otherwise imagined.”

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5 Things That Make a Good Partner

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  1. Thanks so much, Margarita, great article!

  2. I think that this acticle is accurate.
    I would also like to add that I believe a good partner really takes the time to know you and understand what makes you who you are.

  3. Being a good partener means loving each other and all the other thing will come along eventually. If you’re a complete person and you don’t have a lack of feeling love and some unsolved things from the past that might disrupt your actual relationship, one can be happy enough to give the other person the same happiness. Instead of giving and feeling joy, if one is not healed, the other partner might gonna end up being resentfull for not feeling loved or understood. The key to all problems is communication (and understanding what the other is trying to say even if he’s not a master in words).

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