IT’S the rare couple that doesn't run into a few bumps in the road. If you recognize ahead of time, though, what those relationship problems might be, you'll have a much better chance of getting past them.
Even though every relationship has its ups and downs, successful couples have learned how to manage the bumps and keep their love life going, says marriage and family therapist Mitch Temple, author of The Marriage Turnaround. They hang in there, tackle problems, and learn how to work through the complex issues of everyday life. Many do this by reading self-help books and articles, attending seminars, going to counselling, observing other successful couples, or simply using trial and error.
It takes more than love for your relationship to work. Although love is the foundation of any happy relationship, love is not enough.
In order to have a healthy relationship, both parties have to be willing to work on it. Below you’ll find 18 ways to keep your relationship with your significant other strong.
1. Practice acceptance and appreciation.
In his book, “How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving”, David Richo explains that two of the keys to mindful loving are acceptance and appreciation. Here’s a quote from Richo that expresses this idea: “In a true you-and-I relationship, we are present mindfully, non-intrusively, the way we are present with things in nature. We do not tell a birch tree it should be more like an elm. We face it with no agenda, only appreciation . . .”
It's time to stop wondering if you deserve your boyfriend, and start wondering if he deserves you. You're an amazing woman, which means you shouldn't settle for anything less than the best. That's why you need to figure out if he actually deserves to be with you. Here are the signs that say he does:
1. He appreciates everything you do
When you give him a ride home, does he thank you? When you give him the best sex of his life, does he look appreciative, or does he act like it was no big deal because it's "your job?"
Sometimes, the little things matter the most. That's why you should pay close attention
We've all had a crush on a bad boy before.
When we get in a relationship, it’s very tempting