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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Improve Your Relationship

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elationship takes a vast amount of work to acquire, maintain, and preserve. There is really no such thing as the "perfect" relationship. If you are dedicated and focused on improving your relationship, then there are a few key factors that you should try to implement in order to yield a successful outcome. The tactics listed below can work for improving your relationship:
Be patient: Sometimes relationship requires time and patience on an individual's part. You need to take the time to recover from hurt and resentments, and to have the patience that enables both parties to see things clearly. If your relationship is in shambles, you may just need to work slowly and be patient with the results. Some matters do not work themselves out overnight. Though, it is certain that when you persevere with patience you will be better able to improve your relationship.

Communicate: When communication stops, there is usually a downward spiral or stale-mate in the relationship. Healthy relationship requires two parties to work through their differences by effectively communicating them and resolving them by compromise, mutual respect, and compassion. Try to always communicate in a positive manner, and by not avoiding the problems your mole-hills will not transpire into mountains.

Stop the negativity: Hate breeds hate. Harboured emotions can cause resentments and anger that result in negative actions, negative communication, and negative outcomes. The more negative you are about a certain circumstance in your relationship, or the more negatively you act towards an individual you care about, the worse the scenario will become. It is difficult to work through anything when negativity is used.

Spend time together: No relationship can be healthy without the devotion of sharing time with the person you are in the relationship with. You need to nurture the relationship by doing things that you have in common. Sharing not only the short-comings of the relationship, but also enjoying the common interests and potential happy experiences can improve a relationship immensely.

Act respectful: If you do not give respect to the person and the relationship, then you definitely will not have the opportunity to earn respect in return. Respect is the key when it comes to those who participate in the healthiest relationship. Make it a point to avoid disrespecting another person by maintaining empathy and compassion for them. In addition, try to hear them out and to perceive their side of things.
If you want a "real" relationship, you must first acknowledge that there is going to be highs and lows, and that all relationships take effort, time, and commitment in order for them to work. If you are not willing to put forth the effort necessary to nurture, overcome, and persevere through the tough times in your relationship, you will never really appreciate the best of times in your relationship.

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