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Sunday, June 27, 2010

7 tips for making Love last

Although the mystery of love may never be fully explained, there are some common threads running through good relationships.
There are seven tips on making a relationship work. They are as follows:
1. Self-acceptance and personal Growth
2.Good Communication
3. Ability to face conflict effectively
4. Realistic expectations
5.Commitment
6. Shared Dreams and/or interests
7. Appreciation to each other.

SELF-ACCEPTANCE AND PERSONAL GROWTH
Many relationships fail because the people don't love themselves. You have to love yourself before you can love anyone else. There are things you have to accept as YOU and love yourself before you can do the same with your partner.

GOOD COMMUNICATION
You have to be able to discuss anything with your partner. You have to be will to listen to your partner. I have heard people say you talk to much. Well its a great thing to talk. Its a basic foundation in your relationship.

ABILITY TO FACE CONFLICT EFFECTIVELY
Tackle crises together as one. Life is life things will happen unexpectedly and you both have to decide what is best for the both of you.

REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS
Don't expect something out of your relationship that is not going to happen. Love is not all fairy tales and butterflies. Have realistic expectations for your mate, relationship and yourself.

COMMITMENT
Couples who are committed to working together on their changing and evolving relationship have the best chance of maintaining their love and their growth. Every relationship will encounter some difficult times. But the commitment to yourself, to your partner and to your relationship will get you through.

SHARED DREAMS AND /OR SHARED INTERESTS
The more interest you take in your partner or spouse the more you will get out of your relationship. You will enjoy your time together and have more enjoyable conversations. You dreams are the same you both will be together but want different things and that is ok.

APPRECIATION OF EACH OTHER
In relationships we hit a comfort zone where some people think well I married her or him and I don't have to impress or really try anymore. Well thats a wrong way of thinking. Once couples get into that way of thinking you neglect him or her.
Being appreciating seems an easy thing to do. Most couples you talk to will say that they feel as though they are taken for granted.
Think about it what have you done to make your spouse feel appreciated lately? Make an effort to make them feel appreciated.



6 comments:

Jinnia Low said...

Great tips Danielle, they're all so important! You make an excellent point when people get married, it's easy to think we don't have to impress or try anymore. That kind of thinking is the beginning of neglect and trouble. Thanks for sharing your insights! Have a great week!

mommy Jess said...

Thank you for the good tips. We all need a reminder now and again!

Joanna said...

Hi,
I am following you from MBC.

Joanna
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Jamie said...

Hi,

I found your link from cafemom. Great tips!

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Thanks!

Until tomorrow, Jennifer said...

i think we all get a little too comfortable in our relationships and sometimes take each other for granted especially when you start having kids. Looking forward to your posts follwoing from MBC

Jewel said...

Wonderful tips and advise I have found here. I most definitely will be back to read again.

I'm following from MBC.

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Have a great day.

Jewel

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