Drop your story about who your partner is and see him with a "fresh-start mind." Decide that today you're going to learn three new things about him, or you're going to really listen when you have dinner together. As someone once told me, if you're dancing with someone and aren't paying close attention to the way he's moving, you step all over each other. And then you don't want to dance anymore.
Lodro Rinzler is executive director of the Institute for Compassionate Leadership and the author of Walk Like a Buddha.