Whether your relationship is new and fresh or built on a foundation of years together, it is common knowledge that relationships can be hard work.
To make your relationship healthy and happy, relationship research charity OnePlusOne have shared their essential tips with us for a smooth journey with your partner which we have paired up with some inspirational quotes!
The 6 Cs for an amazing relationship are:
“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection."
“Without commitment, you cannot have depth in anything, whether it's a relationship, a business or a hobby.”
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw
“We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.”
“Compromise is what binds people together. Compromise is sharing and conciliatory, it is loving and kind and unselfish.”
“Conflict can and should be handled constructively; when it is, relationships benefit. Conflict avoidance is *not* the hallmark of a good relationship. On the contrary, it is a symptom of serious problems and of poor communication.”
Harriet B. Braiker
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