Key Points: 1). Communication between partners is the key to a happy, lasting partnership. 2). A partnership will not work if there is contempt, defensiveness and stonewalling. 3). Happy partnerships revolve around friendship. 4). As long as you can retain fondness and admiration for your partner, you can always salvage your relationship. 5). A partnership is shared meaning. That is each partner supports the other’s dreams and hopes. 6). A partnership is going in the wrong direction if one partner has to sacrifice what they want to make the other person happy.