Don't Expect Partners to Do What You Won't

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) — The key to creating and maintaining relationships is you — not your partner, a U.S. psychology author advises.

Anthony O. Nwachukwu, author of “Keeping Human Relationships Together: Self Guide to Healthy Living Studies in Spiritual Psychology vis-a-vis Human Values” — which he describes as a guide for supervising oneself to create and maintain fulfilling relationships — suggests beginning “spiritual psychology” by not blaming current and potential partners, but by having people search inside themselves.

“You can’t expect your partner to be honest when you are selfish and greedy, or to keep an honest relationship with a person you deceive,” Nwachukwu says in a statement.

“It is one thing to tell an unreliable husband to stop deceiving himself, his wife or family, but another to find out why he has such a bad habit and to give him the skills he needs to heal his problem from its root.”

Nwachukwu, who is also a Roman Catholic clergyman, says his insights are based on systematically developed and tested surveys he conducted in West Africa and the United States.

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