Communication is #1 in a partnership and is the glue to maintaining a long and healthy commitment. It helps keep everything in your relationship connected. Always pay attention to what is going on in your relationship and never be the last to know that your partnership is in trouble!!
Numbing your feelings will short-change your happiness and rob you of so many heartfelt gifts. The more emotionally open you are as a person, the more valued you are to yourself and to others around you. It also causes a boomerang effect and brings even more wonderful moments towards you. Confidence is such a beautiful trait because you not only appreciate who you are as a person, you love yourself enough to nurture your self-worth.