There have been a thousand or more articles written about how to have a successful long-term relationship or marriage, but none that seem to capture some of the core ingredients I’ve found important in relationships. Before I begin, however, it’s important to dispel a common relationship myth — relationships are (or should be) easy. The grass always looks greener in other people’s lives, because few people share the truth of the amount of work that goes into relationships (hence why 50% of marriages end in divorce).
Relationships — even the best relationships in the world — require constant attention, nurturing, and work.
Most people enter marriage fully expecting to share a life together, but in reality, 40-50 percent of those marriages are predicted to end in divorce.
Stable marriages, moreover, are not necessarily happy: People stay in unsatisfying relationships for a variety of reasons (e.g., children, finances, religion).
Grandparents or neighbors, colleagues or parents, people whose romantic relationships have endured year after year, inspiring awe for their deep caring, commitment, and joy?
Married in 1984, the Parrotts bring real-life examples to their speaking platform.Join me now to discover the key secrets of a happy relationship…The way couples give and receive attention is THE most important factor in an intimate relationship. I really want you to believe that you have every chance of happiness! How does a relationship make people happy, so that they're more resilient when dealing with the inevitable difficult times?Communicate Relationships live and die not by the sword, but by the amount of discussion.