Even if your lover tends to be a hard worker who doesn't focus on the home or their emotions very much, this relationship changes all that, subtly but surely. You develop an important intimacy with each other that helps your lover, especially, to express themselves as an individual within the relationship. You have a tight and deep bond that serves as the platform for closely exploring each other -- including your pasts.
You probably turn your lover on to examining their heritage and their ancestral legacy. You help to root them in a wider appreciation of life, one that connects the past to both the present and the future. Together, you focus on creating a secure home environment that is a safe harbor for each of you. And that work that's always been so important to them? It is enhanced by everything you teach this person, because you help them to bring their life back into balance. Work and love, family and social responsibilities are all brought into line through their association with you. This aspect definitely supports a long-term bond if your relationship goes that way, especially since it supports creating a warm, intimate and secure home life.