Patience is an old-fashioned word in today's world of instant technology, where quicker is better. However, there is no way to rush growth in relationships or in the development of joy. If you're eager to get on the right track, there are two ways to get started: Learn how to be more giving and make an effort to be a better listener. But each one of these tasks takes time to master -- and patience. That's why it is necessary to realize that as we are, right now at this moment, we are lovable and acceptable. If you're ready to increase the amount of joy you feel in your own relationship, release the power that you've given your partner and his actions, and take back the responsibility for finding joy in your life, you might be surprised at the results.