Can You Live With Your Partner's Quirks?

Odd habits and peculiarities of character are universal. While some of them are charming and simple to like, others can be quite bothersome and even disturbing at times.  

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In the beginning of a romantic relationship or marriage, it's common for one partner to focus on the qualities that the other finds most endearing, humorous, and beautiful.  

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Eventually, those charming qualities could start to grate. There will inevitably come a point when the things that first drew us to another person become intolerable.   

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This isn't how things should be. You will both benefit personally and romantically from learning to be more appreciative of your spouse.  

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Appreciating your lover is something you can't make yourself do. You can't pretend to be thankful when in fact you're feeling anything other than that.  

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Asking you to name your partner's most bothersome habits would likely yield a long list. You may not be able to quickly list your partner's favorable qualities.  

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1. Be a "good-finder"

Recognize your involvement in a toxic relationship. Discuss your feelings with your partner when the unhealthy dynamic occurs. If possible, make and keep improvement promises.  

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2. Be real

The most bothersome behaviors have benefits. These are hard to spot. If you can find something nice about your mate's annoying traits, you can usually be more thankful.  

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3. Look for the good in annoyances.  

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