4. Be willing to be willing. When change or compromise is called for you don’t have to accept it immediately. Just being willing to look at things from another perspective can often be enough to help you resolve most differences that occur in an emotionally fit relationship.
5. Be kind. Kindness and courtesy are perhaps the most under valued and under used human virtues. Courtesy, communication and kindness can turn conflict into consensus, and controversy into cooperation with a single act of kindness.