Love to Take Care of Your Partner? 6 Signs You Act More Like a Parent

Instead: Empower your partner to help make decisions

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It’s important to be a partner to your significant other. | iStock.com

Hard as it might be, try to relinquish a little control.¬†Instead of being a helicopter parent, give the passenger’s seat a whirl. Your partner needs someone who is right there alongside them, not someone who’s constantly navigating on their own. As Sara Hagmann mentions on FamilyShare, it’s important to remind yourself your partner is a fully capable, functional adult. Requiring nothing of your partner shows you simply don’t trust their abilities, and that’s a recipe for disaster.

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