Friday, March 22, 2013


A few tips to keep that special relationship healthy.

* Money is key contributor to relationship failure with many couples.   Why?  Money is the most difficult conversation for people to have.  People are afraid of talking about money, about budgets, about financial planning, etc.  For the relationship to work, you must learn how to get comfortable with talking about money and spending.  You should meet at least once a month to review your outgoing expenses and income as a couple for the long term health of your relationship. 

  *  Communication is vital to all healthy relationships. Listen to each other – hear each other out without interrupting. Talking things over can help you to both have a deeper understanding of each other.

  * Maintain a balance of dependence and independence with each other.  Do not depend on your partner 100% of the time because that can be suffocating to your partner.  On the other hand, don’t allow your partner to think you don’t need them, by going or doing things without them. Do your best to keep a healthy balance between the two.  Again, communication is key.  You both should know what is stifling to each other and areas where you both want to depend on each other versus areas in which you both need independence.  Balance between the two is important and the best way to find balance is to share and discuss what works and does not work for both of you.

 *  Another vital tip that has worked in many couple's lives is this:  
Those who pray together, stay together.  Holding hands and praying to God about what most  affects you in your daily life cements a relationship.

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