If It’s Important to Them, It’s Important to You!

Today I am heading to a Bridal Show with my fiance Kareen.  There are going to be vendors, giveaway’s and a whole lot more exciting stuff.  If I am lucky, I won’t miss when the DJ pumps up the Cha Cha slide!   Oh Boy, there isn’t a more exciting way that I could think of to spend my Saturday off(Can you sense the sarcasm?)!

Still, I will be there with a smile on my face and look for reasons to have a great time.  Why?  Well, because it matters so much to her.  I can’t imagine letting her down by not going, and I wouldn’t want to go in a bad mood and ruin her experience.

I believe that good relationships are built on one simple rule- If it’s important to them, it’s important to you!  It doesn’t matter if it is a partner, friend, or child.  If you want the other person to care about your interests, you have to pay it forward and take interest in them first.

Never stop believing in yourself!  Talk to you soon 🙂

-Dan Sims

29 thoughts on “If It’s Important to Them, It’s Important to You!

  1. Reblogged this on Rant and Reason and commented:
    I am going to reblog this. I hope you don’t mind. Sometimes, we should do things because it is important to someone else that is important to us. Relationships are give and take. Respect for each other, and no abuse.


  2. I am genuinely so touched you went with me and I had no idea you didn’t want to go until I read this post. You are the most selfless and giving partner I have ever had. Thank you for being an example to how all men should treat women in a relationship. I love you Dan!


  3. I love this outlook! It is so true, and the fact that you see it and overcome – impressive!
    It sounds like you & Kareen will be able to work through many of marital obstacles if you both keep this attitude. And who knows, often we find we too enjoy what the other one does.
    Best of wishes – Amy

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  4. I’ve had issues like this with my wife throughout our marriage. When my youngest brother committed suicide I made a decision she didn’t agree with and was forced tp point out to her that it was my brother who died and that she needed to be there for me and not me for her. Relationships are like two way streets and on more then one occasion my wife has left me emotionally drained and nearly burned out.

    I admire you for putting your girlfriend first but if she has a habit of expecting this out of you but rarely or never puts your needs, wants or desires first then is not a keeper.

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    1. Hi Dabir,

      I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I can only imagine how tough a time that was.

      Your point is well taken and if she was selfish in return she would not be a keeper. Luckily, the opposite is true. She is so thoughtful and selfless and tries to put my needs first as well. Definitely a keeper 🙂

      I hope that things got better in your marriage and things are going better for you now. Thanks for the insight.

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      1. Thank you Dan! It took years to learn to live with my brothers suicide and I still miss him. I’m glad that your girlfriend is well above average. Average being demanding, controlling and narcissistic. 🙂


      2. As to my marriage it is one day at a time some days are good, others bad and still others even better. It is the hardest thing I have ever done.


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