Relationships aren’t easy, but far too many couples throw in the towel on their relationship prematurely, only to repeat the same dysfunctional patterns in their next relationship. The truth is, most couples are capable of thriving and lasting long term if they’re both committed to working on it. Regardless of whether you’re in a 50-day or a 50-year relationship, here’s how to make relationships work:
- Accept conflict as normal.
Perfection exists only in Hollywood. Disagreements happen. Unless you’re embroiled in severe problems (i.e., unfaithfulness, abuse, addictions, legal problems, or violence), don’t throw away a relationship because you’ve hit a rough patch. Trust and commitment deepen as you travel through storms together.
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