Lyn says communicating is the first and most vital step to a healthy relationship. She suggests setting aside specified time to just talk without interruption from other people, including children, or distractions like TV, phones or the computer.
It really is the little things that count. It can be as simple as remembering an important date, but it is important to be mindful of the little things.
Don't expect your relationship to look a certain way. Lyn says that some of us set expectations too high and base them on fictional expectations from movies and the media that don’t relate to reality.
You are bound to have disagreements throughout your relationship, it is all a matter of how best to deal with it. Lyn suggests having a plan in place between you and your partner where you work through conflict together.
Accepting that it is not your responsibility to change your partner will help ease the strain on both within the partnership.
Lasting partnerships are built from these three actions. They not only strengthen the relationship but each individual as a person as well.