If you want to have a successful relationship, here are a few keys to remember:
- Prioritize — You both lead busy lives, but that’s no excuse to not get time together every day (or every week, at the very least). Even if it’s just a few minutes before bed, when the kids are asleep and the house has calmed down. This may not be easy if you have different schedules, but it’s vital that you make an effort to put time with your partner above all else. In the long run, that time together is what will keep you “on the same page” as a couple, and will keep your relationship alive through the hard times.
- Equality — No one is more important than their partner or spouse. It doesn’t matter if you earn all the money, do all the work, or make sure the house runs smoothly all on your own. You need to make sure that things are as equal as possible, not in terms of duties or chores, but in terms of credit and benefits. Try to find a way to divide the household chores evenly, according to each person’s individual capabilities.
- Gratitude –– This goes beyond just appreciating the things that they do for you, but it steps into the realm of being grateful for them in your life. If you begin to take the other person and their actions on your behalf for granted, you will begin to value them less and less. That is the first step down a BAD road, one you don’t want to walk down! To keep your relationship alive, practice gratitude–both in your mind and out loud where the other person can hear you!
Follow these tips, and you’ll have a successful relationship…
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