A few weeks ago I asked my brilliant readers the following question: What is the best piece of advice you ever got on how to have a happy, healthy marriage (or partnership or relationship)? In response, I got over 500 comments which I then collected, sorted and analyzed. I even made charts.
Below, you’ll find the top ten pieces of advice on how to improve your relationship. But there are a couple of caveats I should mention, as none of this really works without them in mind. Here they are:
- None of this advice applies to a relationship that is unsafe or unhealthy.
- This is advice for when both partners want to make the relationship work.
- There has to be trust and it has to be there for both people.
- This is advice given primarily by women, for women.
- There isn’t one solution that’s going to work for everyone. If there were, and I had just figured it out, I would be reading this post while on the Today Show, getting drunk off boxed wine with Kathie Lee and Hoda while Dr. Phil, forlorn and defeated, was forced to sell his mustache.
So here are the top ten tips! If you want to read more, we have a ginormous report of all the results at Rants from Mommyland.
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