Building relationships is not an easy thing to do, and some people, it sometimes may
appear, are not even interested in trying. And since Covid and the ease of texting, we may think this is the best form of communication - as Charlie Brown might respond, “Aaggh!” I expect it will get worse before it gets better.
Of course, it does not have to be that way. The 101 Percent Principle is an answer. Let’s start with something foundational, else the principle itself will not even be necessary. Every person has worth. I am not saying that we must apply this principle equally to everyone, but the principle will not work if we do not see that everyone has some worth. And to add to that, your significant other should be at the top of your list for applying this principle. The 101 Percent Principle is to find the 1% that we agree upon and give it 100% of our effort. In a bigger picture sense - concentrate on where the agreement is, not where the differences lie.