1. Notice the impact you have on each other.
2. Pay attention to your partner’s facial expressions when you’re saying something.
3. When you’re out to dinner, agree to put your smartphones away.
4. When you’re doing an activity like walking, designate part of the time to be in silence together, simply aware of sights and sounds.
5. Be present for the happy, fun moments, so they take priority.
6. Respond rather than react in the angry, fearful moments.
7. Approach your partner with curiosity so that you can continue to get to know him or her.
8. Be present for what your partner is saying without the need to solve his or her problem.
9. Relax and just listen.
10. Being present for each other will help you feel more deeply connected.
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