When it comes to relationships, your spouse or partner is typically the most important relationship in your life. This relationship has highs and lows over time. However, when you commit to honest assessment, open communication, and working together, navigating both the highs and the lows can yield a stronger relationship.

If you want to grow your personal relationships, list the agreements on goals and objectives you plan to jointly pursue this year. Likewise, consider those commitments you might make in the coming year to embrace an opportunity for celebration or address weaknesses you might demonstrate in your relationship.

• Take a cruise for your anniversary.
• Dedicate time each Saturday to ask your partner questions and focus on listening to the answers.

It’s also important to take the time to define your goals and objectives for your relationship with each important family member. Family relationships can be hard to maintain as they require years of work. But having defined goals can help improve communication.

And finally, take the time to define your goals and objectives for the relationship with each important friend or colleague. Your time and energy are limited, so do take care to focus on truly meaningful and helpful relationships.