Friday, September 12, 2008

Lifehack - 10 Keys to a Successful Romantic Relationship

I thought this was a good post, and one especially useful for men. From Lifehack:

10 Keys to a Successful Romantic Relationship

10 Keys to a Successful Romantic Relationship

In romantic relationships, as with so much else, it’s the little things that count. Just as a mis-spoken word or odd look can throw a couple into a weeks-long feud, small and seemingly insignificant gestures can help keep a relationship on track. A little gift, an off-hand compliment, a moment of physical contact can vastly strengthen a relationship.

According to psychologists Nathaniel Branden and Robert Sternberg, who have both researched and written about the challenges of romantic relationships, these little displays of interest and affection can be more important than all the "active listening" and trust games in the world. Their research has suggested 10 keys to keeping both partners content, satisfied, and happy with each other.

1. Tell your partner you love them.
2. Show some affection.
3. Show appreciation for your partner.
4. Share yourself.
5. Be there for your partner.
6. Give gifts.
7. Respond gracefully to your partner’s demands and shortcomings.
8. Make "alone time" a priority.
9. Take nothing for granted.
10. Strive for equality.

Go read the whole post for details on each item.

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