Work your own relationship program – the one that gives you hope for the future. Make it a lifetime commitment. Stick to it and never ever stop. My father used to call this stick-to-itiveness!
We often get so wrapped up in our everyday experiences that we forget that our relationship comes first. It does, you know. Make it a habit to work together on your relationship. Relationships are something that must be worked on all the time, not only when they are broken and need to be fixed.
When you become discouraged, seek out someone in your support system, perhaps a friend whom you know will be your encourager – not just listen and tell you what you want to hear.
To paraphrase Vincent Van Gogh, “When you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You’re not going to make it,’ than by all means continue making better choices and that voice will be silenced.”
Agree as partners to keep your relationship in a constant state of repair by continually working on it. This is a good way to prevent future issues from occurring. Sustain your relationship by periodic visits to those best in a position to help you. Got a relationship problem you cannot solve? Relationship coaching is a wise choice.
Learn more about having healthy and successful relationships by visiting quality relationship sites on the Internet. Develop a need to read. Join a book club and purchase relationship books. Subscribe to relationship eZINEs. Attend relationship seminars. Get relationship coaching. You can never know too much about relationships.
Believe that the difficulties in relationships are challenges that can be understood, and once understood and worked on “together,” they eventually go away. Trust in the goodness of your partner. What you think about and speak about, you bring about.
You’ve heard that Love never fails! It’s true. Love doesn’t fail but more often than not, we are the ones who fail love. Some begin to slow down in the romance department; they stop working on the relationship. Never take your partner for granted. What you take for granted disappears. When you make a commitment to love your partner… keep it!
Stick with it and your partner will stick with you. Positive repetition builds your relationship reputation. Become known to your partner as someone who is consistent with their best efforts; someone with commitment, perseverance and dedication to serving the relationship.
Copyright © 2014 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Larry James is a professional speaker, author, relationship coach and an award winning nondenominational Wedding Officiant. He performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere. Something NEW about relationships is posted every 4th day on this Relationships BLOG.
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