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Communicate. And that means everything. Communicate feelings, desires, expectations. There is no greater way to respect your spouse than to be completely transparent with them and allow them that same courtesy.
There is no greater way to destroy a relationship than to shut down.
Also, listen. Part of communication is to actually listen to what's being communicated to you. It's not enough just to talk and then ignore what's being said. Communication happens for a reason. So couples can understand each other and be closer and stronger from it.
Lastly, love yourself. It is not selfish to love yourself. It is wise to be happy with who you are as an individual before you bring someone else into your life. They need to be part of your life, not the center of the universe. Something that enhances your life, not the only thing that makes you happy. If your partner is the only thing that makes you happy, it is likely to lead to co-dependence. Your partner can be your best friend, but not your ONLY friend.