You don’t have to tell yourself that yet if you don’t believe it.
Rightly put, it is the foundation on which your other relationships are built - so definitely worth putting in the effort. Building any relationship takes time and continuous effort, to make it long lasting and stronger.
Romantic relationships, in all of their complexity, are a fundamental component of our lives.
And as the poet Rainer Maria Rilke mused, “There is scarcely anything more difficult than to love one another.” What makes a good relationship?
Feeling appreciated by your partner seems to increase how much you appreciate him or her in return—which positively affects how much you feel committed to the relationship and want to do things to meet your partner’s needs.
Put it into practice: Spend time saying “thank you” and letting your partner know how much you truly value him or her.