Other- cen­tred

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The se­cret to a long-last­ing mar­riage is putting your part­ner first.

Be “other-cen­tered ” rather than self-cen­tred. Pri­ori­tise your part­ner's needs and feel­ings.

In suc­cess­ful mar­riages, other-cen­tred­ness is re­cip­ro­cal, not one-sided.

When a part­ner makes the ef­fort to be "other-cen­tred", the other part­ner will usu­ally fol­low suit.

Source: Ex­plor­ing the Strengths of Long Term Mar­riages among Malaysian Chi­nese Cou­ples by Dr Teoh Gaik Kin.

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