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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Successful Relationships - 3 Keys To Make It Happen

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The thing about successful relationships is that they're not too complicated.
They're based on simple principles that will work. And if you want to make your current relationship one of the most successful relationships you've ever been in, then you'd be wise to follow these foundational rules.
See, most people wonder and rack their brain trying to figure out how others can have such great relationships when they seem to struggle all the time.
But it's really not that hard.
So what are the secrets to having a wonderful relationship?
The first secret to a successful relationship is communication. Without communication, you can pretty much kiss your relationship goodbye.
Good communication is the glue that holds successful relationships together. And it's what makes them last, even during the toughest of times.
A good way to get into the habit of communicating properly is to always be open. Tell your spouse how you're feeling. Tell them what you're thinking.
If there's something that they're doing that's bugging you, let them know.
Otherwise, how can the other person fix whatever is frustrating you? What's more, how can they work on making this a successful relationship if they don't know what to work on?
Also when communicating, it's just as important to listen. Listen to what your spouse has to say. Listen to his fears, desires, frustrations with an open mind and heart.
This will take you a long way towards developing a relationship that lasts.
The next thing that makes for successful relationships is total honesty.
You and your partner need to be honest with each other at all times so you can maintain the trust. AS time goes, this trust will build and a successful relationship is inevitable.
Finally, the third thing you need to have is clearly defined boundaries with each other. What does this mean?
It means that you and your partner talk about what behaviors are right and which ones aren't. Also, it's a way to define what you will put up with and what you won't put up with.
This is critical to all long-term relationships, because this is an "insurance" policy to keep your relationship happy at all times.
So for example, maybe you have a boundary that neither of you can hang out often with members of the opposite sex. Or maybe, you have a rule that says if you're going to be late for dinner, call home as soon as you find out.
Small things like these go a long way to creating a relationship that's full of love, passion and trust. It's going to take some work, however, on both your parts.
It's also going to take a commitment to follow the principles as best as you both can.
So if you're wondering how on earth some people can have such successful relationships while you struggle, that's why. Communication. Honesty. And boundaries.
Use these three things and you're bound to have long, happy, loving, exciting bond with your partner. relationship. And better yet, other people will be wondering how on earth you're able to have such a successful relationship while THEY struggle. And then, you can pass it forward and help them out.:)

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