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You've managed to work out a fitness plan for other areas of your life such as diet, exercise, friendships, finances, etc. But what about the fitness of your relationship?

Take TURNS for a stronger relationship

A succesfull relationship is one that most couples strive for but it is important to realize that it is not going to happen overnight. Sharing what is going on in each person's heart and mind will help to open the lines of communication. This will enable you to have more meaningful conversations about your desires and expections. Do not think that you will change your partner. Instead, recognize that improvements in your relationship are possible if the two of you are willing to work together towards this goal.

Strengthen Your Relationship by Taking TURNS

While we may believe that we have a great relationship with our mate, if we are honest with ourselves, then we are able to admit that there is room for improvement. When working on improvements in your relationship, try to keep a positive attitude. Recognize that neither of you are perfect but if you are willing to keep an open mind and a willing heart, this will go a long way to strengthening your relationship.

Trust
Unity
Respect
Nurture
Support

Trust. Make sure that your relationship is built on trust. Do not give your spouse a reason not to trust you. If you feel that you are tempted to stray, resist the tempation at all cost. Once trust leave a relationship, it is difficult to get it back.

Unity. Establish a sense of unity between the two of you. Remember that it is you and your mate against the world. You have been united in love so do not let anything or anyone come between you. Form a united front and make sure that you have each other's back. Work together to solve any problems.

Respect. Recognize the other person's point of view. You don't have to agree to understand the other point of view. Simply acknowledging and validating someone's feelings can be a powerful tool for resolving conflict positively. At the end of the day, most people just want to be heard.

Nurture. Learn how to nurture your relationship. How do you nurture a relationship? You feed it. Anything that is not fed will wither away. Your relationship is not different. Don't let your relationship fall by the wayside. Feed it with nourishment such as love, communication, intimacy, etc. Pamper your mate and make him feel special. Tell him you love him but also show him that you love him. Take advantage of opportunities to do nice things for him.

Support. Support and encourage each other. If your partner is thinking about

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Trust
Unity
Respect
Nurture
Support

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Unify
Recognize
Neutralize
Strategize

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