This is number one on my list, because patience being called a virtue is not an exaggeration. Being patient is difficult — it makes you step outside of yourself to put someone else’s needs before your own, and to understand their point of view. It takes a huge amount of patience to do that in general, but even more so when you can’t relate to what they’re going through or feeling at all. To be in a drama-free dynamic, patience is key! You need to be able to take a step back so neither of you end up jumping to conclusions or expressing your anger in an unhealthy way.