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12 golden rules of long lasting relationship



One of the most common questions we hear is, “How do we make our relationship work?” The answers are complicated, varied, and after a while, start to sound like muddled platitudes. But these commonplace sayings get repeated because they work.
With this in mind, we pulled together 12 cliches that, in fact, reveal simple, tried-and-true advice for having a healthy, happy relationship. Read on and let us know what you think:
1. Mind your manners. “Please,” “thank you” and “you’re welcome,” can go a long way in helping your partner remember that you respect and love them.
2. Variety is the spice of life. Try something new like visiting an unfamiliar restaurant. Discoveries you make together will keep you feeling close.
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3. The couple that plays together, stays together.
4. Fight right. Don’t call your spouse names. Don’t initiate a discussion when you’re angry.
5. I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine. If you want your lover to do something and you’re not sure they’ll be agreeable, the quickest way to avoid a confrontation is to sweeten the deal.
6. Two heads are better than one. Tackle problems together. For example, if he’s gaining weight, rather than pushing him to diet on his own, enroll in an exercise program together.
7. Distance makes the heart grow fonder. Maintain your own friendships and occasionally have a night out without your significant other.
8. Sound it out. It other words: communicate.
9. Laughter: Learn to laugh at yourself and at silly mistakes.
10. Keep your eyes on the prize. Remember, you both want the same thing.
11. Find a ritual together and keep it alive, no matter what.
12. Studies show that couples who seek counseling during rocky periods are more success

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