- A sense of humor
- Sharing tasks
- Some getaway time without business or children
- Daily exchanges (meal, shared activity, hug, call, touch, notes, etc.)
- Sharing common goals and interests
- Giving each other space to grow without feeling insecure
- Giving each other a sense of belonging and assurances of commitment
If these qualities are missing, the relationship will erode as resentment withdrawal, abuse, neglect, and dishonesty; and pain will replace.