Saturday was a time of  ultimate applause for Yankees baseball player, Derek  Jeeter.  With Jeeter’s 3,000th career hit against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium, he landed a home run that has made him the first Yankee and the 28th player to reach a milestone in Major League baseball, according to People.  There to witness her beau making history was Jeeter’s girlfriend Minka Kelly cheering him on.  In fact, Jeeter had a luxury box full of support.  Kelly shared in the applause for her boyfriend alongside his family and friends.

How do you show support for your partner’s career?

Cupid’s Advice:

You may not actually be interested in you partner’s career, but that doesn’t mean that you should pay it absolutely no attention.  So listen up.  Cupid has some advice:

1. Hear your partner out: If your companion is giving you a description of his or her job and and what he or she likes or doesn’t like about it, listen intently.  Try to put yourself in his or her shoes.  Understanding your partner is key.

2. Show interest: Occasionally ask about his or her career.  This doesn’t mean that you have to have a full blown conversation about your partner’s job, but something as simple as “How was your day at work?  Did you get _______ done the way you said you would?” can go a long way to show you care.

3. Help to prioritize: If you feel your partner is juggling between priorities and you notice that his or her career is being put on the back burner, step in and remind him what his career means to him.  Be his support.  He will see that you have his best interest at heart.

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