One of the best gifts you can give yourself, your mate, and your marriage or committed relationship is to learn to “BE” with the other person. When I say “BE” with the person, I mean set aside any mental agenda you might have in the moment.
Listening is a key way to truly “BE” with someone, and listening is not waiting to talk. Listening is meeting the person wherever he or she is at. Your ego will try to get you to state your opinion and agree or disagree, which is the last thing your mate or your relationship needs.
Another way to “BE” with your mate is through quality time together. Quality time is about simply enjoying each other’s company. The activity or surroundings are secondary.
To get a real sense of what it means to “BE” with someone, I recommend you read a blog written by my son, Dave Dawson. To read Dave’s Blog, click here.