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Sunday, September 20, 2009

First Post/Critique of Dating Tips

This week's dating tips come from a website everyone should get to know a little better:DumbLittleMan. This site is full of helpful tips and methods to deal with life's many challenges. Alex Shalman, creator of the Practical Personal Development blog, brings us some tips and pointers for couples in long-term relationships.

"When boringness is so prevalent that you hit the snooze button 4 times before dragging yourself out of bed, you know you aren't living the life you love" (Shalman, 7 Ways to Breathe Life Back Into Your Relationship). This advice leads us to our topic of the week: Long-term Relationships. Everybody wants one, but they can be so hard to handle sometimes. It's much easier to be a young and carefree couple, but the road to everlasting love is also the road to monotony and the same day-to-day activities. So how do we spice it up? Today we'll take a look inside some ways to keep a relationship alive. 

Shalman suggests these seven tips for couples:
1. Public Display of Team Effort - Never fight in front of others. You are a team, you function as a team. Disagreements are not meant to be discussed in front of others.
2. Cheerleading Unit - When talking about your significant other, make it a point to bring up the good things that make you adore them, these things will get back around.
3. Date Your Wife - Remember at the beginning of your relationship when you went out on spontaneous dates? Keep the flame alive!
4. Create Bucket Lists - This will be setting down a foundation for the two of you and setting mutual goals to work for in the future.
5. Give it to Them - Everyone loves to have a special treat every once in a while, show your loved one you care by bringing them something you know they will enjoy.
6. Don't Make Them Wrong - There are all things we can't stand. Even if your loved one does these things, we have to learn to love them for who they are. Because it's what they decide to do.
7. Share the Landmark Forum - Try this out: The Landmark Forum

These tips Shalman gives are are good ways to balance relationships in a healthy and functional way. 

My parents (married 20+ years) dancing together on their cruise.

Source: 7 Ways to Breathe Life Back Into Your Marriage by Alex Shalman on DumbLittleMan.com



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