No one can be perfect, but we all can be better, especially when it comes to relationships.

Here are some words of wisdom on what it takes to make a relationship work. So get your partner, sit down, and read through this.

#1 – EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS

  • Talk. No one can read your mind. If you want something, let your partner know. It’s all too easy to expect someone you’re with to know exactly what you want, but if you don’t ask for something, don’t complain when you don’t get it.

#2 – LISTEN TO EACH OTHER

  • The majority of relationship problems stem from one problem – a lack of communication. Two people who are emotionally invested in each other are much more likely to… get emotional. When this happens (and it happens to everyone), the most important thing you can do is listen. If you care about the person you’re with, you should care about what they say. When your partner feels the need to speak, feel the need to listen – because if you can’t, you may not deserve the person you’re with.

#3 – CONTINUE TO IMPROVE

  • Once you have the man or woman of your dreams don’t become complacent. Continue to improve yourself and find happiness outside of the relationship. When you have a partner who deserves the best, work at improving yourself in every way so they can constantly fall in love with a better you.

With these three tips you and your partner can overcome any relationship problem. Communication with your partner and a focus on their needs and goals combined with your own happiness will lead to a lifetime of marital bliss.