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The Best Relationship Advice

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Starting a relationship is usually the easy part. It’s maintaining a relationship that can be tough.

Here is some of the best relationship advice to keep relationships strong and healthy.

Tip #1: Communicate

Good communication is a fundamental part of healthy relationships, wrote HelpGuide.org.

Get in the habit of expressing yourself. Otherwise it may lead to resentment, misunderstanding and anger.

Cosmopolitan added that it's important to make sure each person gets a chance to speak. Alternate where one listens while the other talks.

Tip #2: Don’t Be Best Friends

While this sounds counterintuitive, the reality is that couples need space and time apart in order to have a healthy relationship, said 29Secrets.com.

Tip #3: Have Sex Often

Cosmopolitan recommended setting a goal to have sex at least a couple times a week.

29Secrets.com agreed that the more sex couples have, the more likely they are to stay together.

Tip #4: Keep Physical Intimacy Alive

Studies show that affectionate touch boosts the body’s levels of oxytocin, a hormone that influences bonding and attachment wrote HelpGuide.org.

Intercourse shouldn’t be the only type of affectionate touch. Holding hands, hugging, and kissing are equally important.

Tip #5: Compromise

HelpGuide.org reported that healthy relationships are built on compromise. It takes work on each person’s part to ensure that there is a reasonable exchange.

Tip #6: Develop Tolerance

Instead of nagging and trying to change the other person, said 29Secrets.com, develop some tolerance.

Picking at each other over trivial things (or even not-so- trivial things) is one of the best ways to destroy a relationship.

Tip #7: Spend Quality Time Together

HelpGuide.org wrote that as time goes by, children, demanding jobs, long commutes and other obligations can make it hard to find time together.

It’s critical to create quality time for yourselves.

Tip #8: Act More Positive Than Negative

Place a negative comment between two positives.

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