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relationship CHECKLIST

100 percent transparency

There’s a fine line between secrecy and privacy so make sure you both agree on what those things are. And in today’s world, social media can be messy. When it comes to posts, messages, texts, emails, and other electronic communications, couples should have no secrets.

Make time for each other

Date nights are a MUST! And get creative ... sometimes the local steakhouse just isn’t the answer. Maybe a picnic under the stars or a sail around the lake. Surprise your partner with a trip to the mountains for a romantic dinner.

It’s all about the R word

A S U C C E S S F U L R E L AT I O N S H I P I S B A S E D U P O N

such as love, honor, respect, and loyalty. But like any fluid, living thing, it must be nurtured. There are some key ingredients to successful, long-term relationships … are these on your Relationship Radar? MANY THINGS,

Always, always show respect … their wants, needs, views, perspectives. Even if you are in a dispute or argument, you need to be respectful and problem-solve as a team.

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

You must really practice and concentrate on listening! It can be difficult when emotions are high, but remember to take a deep breath and share your feelings and concerns. Your partner is not a mind reader … it’s ok to ask for what you need.

Forgive and move on

Don’t get caught up in past mistakes; we all make them. Forgive your partner and focus on all the positives … love conquers all! w

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