So many self-help books focus on what you can do to improve yourself in order to succeed in life. However, few of them take into account that once you are married, you have a partner to work with, too. Decisions are not entirely your own anymore. Once you are married with kids, it is exponentially harder to take risks, change your career path, and so much more. Basically, that leaves you with one of two options: Stay single until your succeed, or find a partner who has the qualities that will help keep your moving towards your goals for the rest of your life, no matter what part of the journey you are on. Obviously, the latter is far more appealing.
To some, this concept may sound too good to be true, but there are plenty of examples out there of “power couples” who really exist. Look at Michelle and Barack Obama, for example. He said, “For the past 25 years, you have not only been my wife and the mother of my children. You have been my best friend. You took on a role you didn’t ask for, and you made it your own with grace, and with grit, and with style, and good humor.”
The goal of this article is to help you find the other half of your power couple. Of course, they do not need to have all 30 of these traits, but if they did, it would almost guarantee that you would become successful.
30. A True Life Partner
There is a good reason why some people prefer to say “partner” instead of “husband” or “wife”. This suggests that both of you are equal to one another, and that there is a balance of power in the relationship. That is absolutely key to having a successful life and marriage. In a business partnership, both people should be pulling their weight equally in order for the project to succeed. Same goes for a life partner. This means that both people are always trying to work on making the relationship last. The traits people want from a partner will change from couple to couple, so it is important to reflect inwards and know what you are looking for in a partnership.