What's the key to successful relationships?
- Without quality time, your relationship will not survive.
- You will both need security, comfort. A good relationship is built on compromise and a great deal of give and take on both sides.
- Keep your dependence and independence in balance. Tell and show your partner how much you need them, but don’t cling, as that can make your partner feel trapped.
- Encourage them to listen to you, by showing appreciation when they do. By the same token, show interest when they talks to you.
- Make them appreciate you. Don’t wait for a spontaneous compliment, but say something good about yourself and ask for their agreement.
- Learn to do the one thing that is most likely to restore good feeling in your relationship - giving your partner a genuine, loving and approving smile.
- Often those subtle quirks that first attracted you to your partner can, with time, turn around and become toe-curlingly annoying habits. Learn to love them, warts and all.
- Hidden resentments poison a relationship; so if something bothers you, say it.
- Learn that punishing your partner won’t work. It may make you feel better to give them a hard time, but it will actually make them dig their heels in more. A better tactic is to reward the things you like and ignore what you don’t like.