If there’s one thing we know about dreams and passions, it’s that these are things that bring happiness and joy to our lives. When our partner has their dreams and passions, we support them. We help them to realize their goals and dreams. We help them to work towards them. We should help them.
Supporting your Partner: ‘It’s the Right Thing to Do
Everyone has a dream, whether that’s to start a business, send their child to college, or visit a far-off place. Instead of allowing your own dreams to dwindle, you should be helping your partner create theirs. There’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing your partner grow and prosper; it benefits both of you. When you have a partner who loves to dream and follow their passions, it can be tempting to do nothing but criticize and tell them what you think they should do. Realizing this may be hard, but if you want them to fulfill their dreams and passions, you should help them see that it is possible.
How should you support your partner with their dreams and passion?
Some people have a tough time understanding why their significant other wants to do certain things. It’s difficult to understand why they would want to spend so much time working on a hobby that doesn’t pay the bills or get them any closer to their goals. There are a number of reasons to support your partner in their passions, though. For one thing, helping them realize their dreams and ambitions is a wonderful way to strengthen your relationship. It also provides a great opportunity for both of you to explore alternate career paths and discover new hobbies, so you can both be fulfilled and happy.
Here are the other ways on how you can support your partner:
- Understand their “Why.” Being supportive and understanding of your partner’s passion or dreams is important, even if you don’t fully get it yourself. It can help you appreciate what they want to do and make sure you’re there to support them when they do. This can be easier when you are open to the idea of what they are doing, since this something they really like.
- Be an ally for the journey rather than a roadblock. If your partner wants to do something, be it going to school or taking a particular job to further their career, you should agree to help them. You can’t force a person to do anything, but you can help them to achieve their happiness.
- Talk to them about your dreams also. The best way to support your partner’s dreams is to talk about your own. Revealing your dreams to your partner shows them that they aren’t alone, and helps you realize that you have similar dreams. This makes your relationship stronger and allows each of you to help the other reach their goals.
- Make sacrifices for the one you love. As the partner of a dreamer, the key is to be willing to make sacrifices to support your partner’s dreams. For example, you may feel you don’t have enough time to volunteer at the local animal shelter, but with a little creativity or rearranging of your schedule, you will be able to make this work.
- Figure out the best way to support your partner’s dreams and passions. It’s not always easy to figure out how to support your partner’s dreams and passions, but there are a number of ways to do so. For example, your partner might be interested in a line of work that doesn’t pay well or has no career advancement potential, yet it holds special meaning for him or her. Working at this line of work could help your partner gain mastery in a new area of expertise, or it could help your partner discover new interests. So, by supporting and encouraging them, they will feel able to pursue this dream without worrying about what you think.
While there are many reasons to support your partner’s dreams and passions, a major one is to encourage them to continue striving towards their goals. If a person is passionate about something, but it takes a long time for them to achieve their goals, it can be hard for them to find the motivation to work at it, but you can be the person that keeps pushing them to make more of an effort to keep pursuing it. If you don’t, you may lose them forever, and the skills and experiences you’ve learned about doing the same thing will be lost to you. How about you? How will you support your partner’s dreams and passions?