Who doesn’t love a good fairy tale? Everyone! And most of us want to believe that when we find our Prince Charming (or Princess) that we’ll easily ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after.
But for so many couples, that simply doesn’t happen.
With the divorce rate around 50%, it is clear that most people don’t know how to create and maintain healthy relationships and marriages.
If you think about it, that’s not very surprising. I mean, it’s not like any of us had a class in school called Love and Marriage 101. In fact, most of us never learned any life skills at all, let alone relationship skills.
So, it’s no wonder most couples are floundering out there and don’t know how to save themselves.
As a dating coach and communication professor, I hear people complain about relationships all the time. And do you want to know what the top complaint is that I hear all the time is? It is…
Relationships are so difficult!
And I always respond:
Relationships aren’t inherently difficult. It’s the people involved in the relationships that MAKE them difficult.
So, whether you are embarking on a new relationship, or trying to fix a 50-year-old marriage, here are some tips for you.
1. Know your love languages.
If you’ve never heard of the book, The Five Love Languages, then you should definitely read it.