If you are having problems in your relationship, but you notice subtle signs that your partner is trying to change, congratulations: you’ve scored the real deal. Here are eight signs your partner is putting in the necessary work.
They stop assuming
This is the first step in the process of change. Your partner will recognize and accept that they don’t know everything about you or relationships, and that they must learn to change and compromise when necessary.
They ask for feedback
The most obvious indication that your partner is trying to change is when they ask you how you feel about what they are saying or doing.
They do their research
If you have any sort of issue that your partner isn’t educated about, they will take the time to try to understand because they care about how their actions make you feel.
They ask questions
After their research, they check in on how you are feeling and ask how they are doing in their process.
They turn your answers into actions
Once your partner knows how you react to certain situations, they will be more mindful of how to act going forward. They will do their best to be the partner that makes you feel happy, comfortable and understood.
They apologize (and mean it)
If they make a mistake or revert to their old ways, your forgiveness will be important to them.
They plan something out of the ordinary
Based on the new information they have collected about you, they plan a meaningful outing or get you a thoughtful gift.
Even if they make mistakes, they still keep trying
Nobody’s perfect, but it’s important to always try to be the best version of yourself. If your partner is committed to the long haul of self-improvement, they will keep getting up even when they fall down.