The number one responsibility in a romantic relationship is NOT to make your partner happy.
You won’t be able to, no matter how hard you try. Someone else’s happiness is out of your control.
You can make someone happy to be with you, but it doesn’t mean it’ll make them a happy person overall.
You can’t force someone into happiness, they’ll have to choose happiness themselves.
The number one responsibility in a romantic relationship is to bring your best possible self to the ‘relationship table’.
When you constantly make that effort, you set yourself up for a strong long-term relationship – but your partner will HAVE to do the same.
And maybe, just maybe, it’s enough to make your partner live a happy life for a majority of your time together.
Rest assured, that when you keep bringing your best possible self to the table, you did everything in your power to make that happen.
And that’s all a partner can wish for.
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