How to transform your failing relationship

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Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 3.11.39 PM Be supportive and make your relationship stronger Too often, we have a “me first” attitude in our relationships. It’s time to give a little back and support your partner more, here’s how. Do:

  • Listen attentively. This shows that you have a genuine interest and you do care.
  • Allow the person to be themselves. Give them space to be who they are.
  • Praise them. This will boost their self-esteem.
Don't:
  • Use defensive body language. Crossing your arms, sighing heavily, rolling your eyes and not looking the person straight in the eyes shows that you would rather be doing something else.
  • Raise obstacles or criticise. Instead of raising the one negative, why not raise 10 positives?
  • Make decisions for them. Even if their choices don’t work out, you need to play a supportive role and give constructive critcism.
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