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Saturday, 11 May 2013

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15 Ways to Keep a Relationship Working....

1. Love each other

2. Don’t lie
. Every relationship has disagreements and days when staying isn't the easiest choice. But what makes a relationship healthy is choosing to resolve those problems and push through the hard days, instead of just letting issues and resentment fester.

3. Keep communication open

4. Stay sweet
Follow through on your promises. When you say you're going to do something, do it. Don't say that you'll cook dinner, or get a birthday present, and then blow it off or simply forget about it. What this does is systematically destroy trust. And relationships need trust in order to thrive.
 
5. When you get hurt, focus on forgiving

6. Never talk about break-ups

7. Never say ‘it’s ok’ when it’s not

8. Learn to put your ego aside,
if you know you've done something to hurt your partner, intentionally or not, own up to it. Humble yourself and apologize sincerely, without making excuses or justifications like "I'm sorry you made me angry."
Commit to changing your behavior. If you notice yourself apologizing for the same mistake over and over, step it up a level. Tell your partner that you recognize this mistake keeps happening, and you want to train yourself to stop. Request help and ask for him or her to gently point it out to you when you're making this mistake again.
 
9. If you say ‘sorry,' mean it

10. Don’t compare your past with your present

11. Don’t talk about your ex’s

12. Practice 'give and take'

13. Be aware of your partner’s feelings

14. After a fight, work on resolving the issue right
away; don’t let the days go by

15. Although there is no ‘perfect person’ out there,
There IS a ‘right one’ for u.
 Every relationship has disagreements and days when staying isn't the easiest choice. But what makes a relationship healthy is choosing to resolve those problems and push through the hard days, instead of just letting issues and resentment fester.

Review your expectations. Do you see your partner as a person, with both winning qualities and flaws, or as someone you expect to be perfect? If your expectations are so astronomical that no one could live up to them 100% of the time, you're setting up your relationship for failure.
Accept that conflict happens. If you expect to be in a long-term relationship, you're bound to have the occasional disagreement. Remember that one argument isn't the end of everything, and there's no person on earth that you'd agree with all the time.

Always ask yourself whether you're better off in the relationship than out of it. If you don't think you're better off in the relationship, then you probably should have a serious discussion with your partner. In a loving relationship, this question almost always gets a simple "Yes."

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