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Feb 12, 2008

Relationship Saving Tricks

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you might find yourself reassessing your current relationship. Realize that staying together can be difficult. Though some couples make it seem effortless, you both must invest a lot of time and energy in the relationship to make it last. Learn about the reason why relationship fail and find out how to solve this problem.

Signs of a relationship breakdown; Watch our for these red flags.

. Poor communication. In a 20-year study conducted by the Gottman Institute in Seattle, researchers found that the most important factor separating success from failure in marriage was the couple’s ability to resolve conflicts.
2. Lack of intimacy. Numerous studies confirm that successful couples have a healthy sex life. Work stress and family obligations can intrude and distract from your sexual relationship.
. Not doing chores. It doesn’t sound very romantic, but according to a 2007 World Values Survey by the Pew Research Center, sharing household chores ranked number three, behind faithfulness and a happy sexual relationship, on a list of what makes marriages successful.
. Unrealistic expectations. Couples who begin a relationship with overly high expectations are more likely to be disappointed than those who had lower expectations, one study found.
. Boredom. For many couples, domestic life can become pretty routine. You wake up, go to work, come home, and go to bed. And where’s the fun in that?
. Too much time together. Many experts believe that you shouldn’t be best friends with your partner. Although it seems good in theory, you could wind up with a roommate rather than a romantic partner.

You can fix these problem before it get's too late.