by Gideon

April 7, 2018

In this episode of “Let’s talk relationships,” I’m sharing with you two small things you absolutely MUST sweat in your relationship.


Presence has to do with how much you’re actually around to make a relationship work.

But it also about much more than just being physically present.

How you choose to be present when you are around your partner, is equally important for long-term satisfaction in your relationship.


Respect is about how you see your partner.

People are very intuitive and can sense very quickly when we see them as inferior to ourselves.

Respecting your partner starts with the image you hold of them in your mind.

You can pretend to respect them, but if you actually don’t, it will show.

Presence and respect are two fundamental elements that contribute to the overall quality of any love relationship.

However, if you are only present and respectful every now and again, it won’t make any difference.

Therefore, the third, and almost magic sauce to this whole thing is consistency.


Doing all the right things can help, but doing them consistently will create the quality of relationship you actually want.

You cannot go to the gym once a week, every other week, expecting to be lean and super fit.

It is a daily grind of putting in the hard work.

Your relationship with your partner is no different.

You have to keep doing the right things, consistently, to get the quality of relationship you desire.

If you have any thoughts of your own, just post them in the comments section below.

Otherwise, remember to live and love fully, my Friend!

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About the author 


Gideon is the Owner of The Relationship Guy, a top-100 marriage advice blog that helps married couples create happier relationships. He is a trained professional counsellor (DipProfCouns., DipMSHT.), has been happily married for over fifteen years and is a dad of two.​ He also holds Bachelor and Master degrees in the field of Theology and is currently studying Psychology at Massey University (New Zealand).

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