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5 Tips on Maintaining Healthy and Thriving Relationships

Remember the first time you met your significant other? How you felt the first time you spoke on the phone, had your first kiss, or your first night together?
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Remember the first time you met your significant other? How you felt the first time you spoke on the phone, had your first kiss, or your first night together?

Often times in relationships we can become content. We forget, or rather neglect to put the effort in we once did. Following these 5 simple steps will assist you on your path to maintaining a healthy and thriving relationship.

Remember the simple things- Saying a simple "Thank you", "I appreciate you" or even "I love you" takes moments of your time, but has a phenomenal lasting effect. It's the acknowledgment that you've' noticed what they've done, are doing and you truly appreciate them.

Bringing home an unexpected gift- We are surrounded by holidays that remind us to think or buy something for our significant other on these specific days. Try bringing him/her something home on a Tuesday, "just because".

Is your significant other working within the home? - Surprise them with a day off. Clean the house, cook dinner, wash clothes or take the kids to the park. Working within the home often feels like a "Thankless" job. Stepping In for a little while is a "Thank you" without words.

Maintaining your personal appearance- Often times when couples commit they tend to "let themselves go". Meaning....gain a great deal of weight, stop wearing make-up , even showering on a daily basis. Remember the Golden Rule. "What it takes to get them is what it takes the keep them"

Keeping your romantic life exciting- Your love life may become repetitive. You know how to "Take care of business" so you tend to get in and get it. (No pun intended) Discuss your fantasies, experiences you would like to have, and things you are tired of. Once you've mutually decided ...GO FOR IT!

This is the person you intend on spending the rest of your life with. It can be as exciting, or boring as you make. How would you describe yours?

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