You are known by the company you keep but “So what?” You say, “I don’t care what people think about me.” Well, good for you. If that is equally true for your significant other, you can skip this little gem. But you surely jest. Just spending a few minutes to get to know you is enough to let everyone know you care what people think, at least what some people think. My point is that your significant other cares too.
Within quality, serious relationships, the opinions and perceptions of other people matter and what they think about each of you makes an important difference. What may be easily overlooked is that people think of the two of you together. Their feelings and judgments about each of you are applied to both of you. For this reason, your reputation is important for you and for your significant other. I am saying that, just as you carefully attend to your reputation for your sake, you need to attend to it for your significant other’s sake as well.
Great news! You need only keep your focus on striving to do the right things right, the first time, on time, every time. If you do, your reputation will take care of itself and so will the part you play in the reputation of your significant other.