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Couples may say they’ll be there for each other thick and thin, but many only say this when things are going well and they really don’t believe things could ever take a turn for the worse. In other words, they just get to say they’d be there no matter what, because they don’t think the risk of the what ever coming true is real. But I’ve found that the couples who have staying power are those who met when one or both individuals hadn’t quite “arrived” yet, so to speak. They were both still struggling through menial jobs while pursuing their passion on nights and weekends. Ordering delivery twice a month was a major treat and if they did, somehow, afford a vacation, they packed their own blender and made cocktails in the room rather than paying the hotel prices. If you can be happy when things are truly thin, you’ll always be happy because things can only look up! So, here is what it means to support your partner through thick and thin.

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Living modestly when he must

When your partner needs to save money because he’s quit his day job to pursue his dreams or needs to put all of his savings into startup capital for his business, that means you may need to give up some luxuries, too. But furthermore, you need to be happy to do it. Your partner can’t be stressed that pursuing his dreams is interfering with your nightly food delivery habit.

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