Stoic advice: My partner is not a Stoic, how do I develop a successful relationship?

[image: Photo by Sebastian Voortman from Pexels; this is essay #310 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

D. writes: I’m in the early days of a new relationship and have had so many opportunities to apply the Stoic teachings that the difference between this and my last previous one is a step change. My partner isn’t Stoic or Stoic-inclined, but she very much appreciates the results (she describes it as “maturity”). On my part, I do my best to practice