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Depression, anxiety, schizophrenia – these are only three of the many mental illnesses that are affecting the global population. In the United States alone, 18.1% of adults are affected by anxiety disorders1. As many as 50% of patients who have depression will also suffer from some anxiety disorder. Even though the statistics are quite alarming, less than 60% of the population are obtaining the treatment they need to recover from these mental conditions.

Even though many campaigns have been launched to help make the world more aware of the dangers that depression and other mental illnesses pose, and that treatment can help to ease these symptoms, many people still feel alone and unsure of what to do next. This is largely due to incorrect information that has been spread regarding mental conditions over the years.

Here, we take a look at some of the common misconceptions that you might have heard regarding depression, anxiety, and other types of mental conditions.

Misconception 1: You Cannot Recover From A Mental Illness

Sadly, many people think that being diagnosed with or experiencing symptoms associated with mental illness means they are ill-fated for life. The truth is, depression and other mental illnesses can effectively be treated. While some conditions do not have complete cures, there are various ways to manage such conditions. Studies have shown that it is vital for individuals with depression to become part of a treatment strategy. Different types of treatments have been developed and continue to develop as research advances.  A combination of psychotherapy, along with antidepressants, can yield effective results in people with symptoms associated with these conditions. It has also been found that many alternative forms of therapy can yield fruitful results as well.

Misconception 2: You Can Snap Out Of Depression Without Treatment

Another common thought that many people have is that they will be able to “snap” out of depression and other mental illnesses, rendering the need for treatment useless. However, this is not the case. Depression is a real disease that affects the way a person thinks due to changing the chemistry in our brains. The condition is classified as a mood disorder and can even be disabling in severe cases. Treatment is needed to ensure a person can overcome the negative way of thinking and better cope with their everyday situations.

Misconception 3: Mental Illness Causes Violence

Another common misconception about mental illness is that people who suffer from these conditions are violent. Sure, about 5% of violent acts may be linked to certain mental illnesses, but many other factors cause people to become violent too. It has been found that a person who has a mental illness is also far more likely to become a victim to violence than become a violent individual themselves.

Misconception 4: Mental Illness Only Affect Adults

Even though adults are more commonly affected by depression and anxiety, as well as other mental illnesses, it is important to note that children can also experience these conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 10% of children under 17 years of age have been diagnosed with ADHD. Depression affects around 3.2% of children and anxiety an estimated 7.1% of individuals younger than 17 years. Many children who experience behavior disorders will also suffer from symptoms that are associated with anxiety or depression as well.

Misconception 5: People With A Mental Illness are Weak

Unfortunately, society has already created this image that may cause some people to think that they will be looked upon as being weak if they admit to their mental illnesses and undergo treatment for the condition that they have developed. The truth is, millions of people have mental illnesses, and many of these individuals have incredible mental strength. Mental illness does not make you weak, and it does not mean you have weak mental strength.

Concluding Thoughts

Mental illnesses are real and can be deliberating. These conditions can also affect any person – young or old. Treatment can effectively alleviate symptoms, but most people with mental illness are not being treated. Unfortunately, many myths have been spread about mental illnesses, and many of these false facts are causing people to hesitate to undergo treatment for their condition.  If you or someone you know needs help, please know we are here.


If you’re looking for some great books to cuddle up with that support your journey through self-discovery, look no further. We have compiled a list of the top books of 2019 that will be nothing short of educational and inspiring.

 

Declutter Your Mind By Steve Scott and Barry Davenport

The subtitle of this book says it all. Declutter Your Mind is an excellent book if you are looking for something hands on. The book includes a variety of exercises to help you engage the tools you are learning as you read. The authors take the reader on a journey of understanding the causes of mental clutter, how to turn negative thought patterns to the positive, strategies for coping with rocky relationships, goal setting and so much more.

No More Fighting: The Relationship Book for Couples: 20 Minutes a Week to a Stronger Relationship

This book provides over a year’s worth of weekly, hands-on relationship activities aimed to help couples overcome common relationship problems in efforts to build a stronger connection. Each activity can be completed in just 20 minutes and provides the couples with prompts, practical advice, and more.

Dare To Lead by Brene Brown

According to Brown, strong leadership is the result of four skill sets that an individual can learn and measure. In this book, she shares what it means to rise up strong, dare greatly and be brave. Through her words of wisdom, she teaches the reader how to learn these skills and choose courage.

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

Need a confidence boost? You’re in luck. This book will help you go beyond fear and help you lead a remarkable life. Written by a bestselling author and professional success coach, this book illustrates the best ways to identify and change harmful behaviors that are keeping you from living the life you want. What sets this self-help book apart from the others are the engaging end-of-chapter exercises.

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

In this humor and attitude driven book, author Rachel Hollis helps readers break free from the lies keeping them from the joy-filled and abundant life they are meant to have.

Each chapter of this book begins with a specific lie Hollis once believed that in turn, left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy. As a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has dealt with insecurities about her body and relationships, she speaks from the heart with determination to help women unpack the limiting mindsets that destroy their self-confidence.


If you want to increase the likelihood of attaining your goals, visualization is where it all begins. Having the ability to visualize your goals mindfully, teaches your brain to recognize what resources it will need to help you succeed in reaching your goals.

Many successful people and celebrities use visualization to achieving their dreams and goals, and you can do that too. Have a look at a few practical tips for successful visualization:

 

A Right State of Mind is Crucial:

If you have a positive state of mind, you will ultimately think positively which is essential for successful visualization. Clear your mind from unnecessary thoughts by involving in activities that help you feel relaxed. Examples of these activities are listening to your favorite music, going for a walk, reading or just taking a bath.

 

Involve All of Your Senses:

It would help if you kept in mind that you are the hero of your own story. Being a lead character means actively participating in your own narrative, which involves using all of your senses. Take a minute to picture yourself in a scene where you can smell, taste, see, hear and feel things –  both physically and emotionally.

For instance, if you are visualizing yourself as a boxing champion, envision yourself with a trophy, taste the sweat slipping into your mouth from your forehead, smell the bouquet of flowers given to you from your fans, hear the sound of loud applause when they announce your victory and feel the handshakes from your main supporters.

This will help you make your visualization as vivid and as real as possible.

Put Yourself in the Picture:

Many people make the mistake of visualizing themselves from just 1st person’s perspective. It would be best if you saw yourself achieving your goal from every angle, which often involves 2nd and 3rd person’s perspectives as well. Let’s continue this by taking the same boxing championship example mentioned above.

You have already envisioned yourself using all five senses, now be the audience and see yourself pinning down your opponent and receiving the trophy.

Now envision yourself from 3rd person’s perspective where people are telling each other about your success. This creates a concrete image of you accomplishing your goal in your mind, and you ultimately do it. 

Put Together a Vision Board:

Another source of visualizing besides your direct thoughts is your sight. Simply put, you can also visualize effectively and realistically if you have your goal and action plan written in front of you. You can create a ‘vision board’ and write your goal on top of it and then a complete strategy to achieving it.

This way, you will daily see your goal unfolding into reality through the action plan on your board. It will also make you visualize yourself achieving that goal regularly as you will see that board daily.

 

Use Self-Talk:

You are working hard to achieving your goal, and you have already made your goal a reality in your mind, but still, negative thoughts can take place. The human brain cannot have positive thoughts all the time. When things get depressing due to some setbacks in your struggle, self-talk will be the key to get you back on track with visualizing.

Tell yourself that you can do it. Like the legendary Boxer, Mohammad Ali used to say “I am the greatest.” This positive self-talk will help you push back the negative thoughts and help you visualize more clearly.

These tips will work great if you implement them in your regular visualization practice. Just remember that visualization without effort is fantasy. Work hard, set goals, act on the strategies to achieve that goal, visualize yourself achieving your goals and then witness the power of visualization.

 


Difficult emotions come and go, and all throughout life, they will continue to. It is okay and normal to have these emotions, and we can continue to learn how to manage them. Mindfulness is an important aspect of our lives and it continues to expand and grow beyond belief. Granted, it’s not the simplest or easiest thing to focus on, and it does come with its fair share of challenges. Some say that just by performing yoga or using mindfulness apps you will be able to find inner peace.

 

These simple tools don’t work for everyone, and whether they do or not, it remains to be seen. Keeping in mind that the potential to achieve this piece is available, it’s important for you to find the right way to achieve all these goals in a powerful and comprehensive manner. Here are 5 tips that will help you conquer emotions and channel your inner peace.

Start with cultivating emotional awareness

There will always be emotional problems in our lives. The idea here is that we need to have active attention and we must focus on the present. Being aware of what happens and finding some methods to deal with it can help you quite a bit. In these cases, it’s important to be mindful and study your behaviors, feelings, and ideas whenever you experience a negative emotion. Understanding how you react to negative emotions will offer insight on a good way of handling things properly.

Learn to live with discomfort

It’s easier to be aware of negative feelings if you embrace discomfort. Once you do that you will boost your toleration to this and make it a habit to begin with. But it’s important not to live in the past, you want to embrace curiosity, accept the pros and cons and think forward. Discomfort may feel scary and unsafe but won’t harm you if you learn how to accept yourself. 

 

Understand physical sensations

Interoceptive exercises help evoke similar sensations to stress and anxiety. That being said, it’s important to be aware of these sensations by cultivating them one at a time. The 5-minute body scan method is handy because it allows you to become aware of your breath, body, and sensations. You do need to test it out a few times, but it will work great. Here is a link to these exercises.

Understanding emotion-driven behaviors

The idea here is to figure out what leads to this type of reactions as you actively try to find the right solutions. For the most part, you will see that negative emotions can bring in harm so you have to determine how adaptable the behaviors can really be. Just think about a particular emotion and see how you react to it. Based on that, you get to understand what drives the emotion if it’s a good thing and in the end, you will feel a whole lot better.

 

Examine the evidence for both sides

You want to study the evidence for both the positive and negative side of your emotions. It’s a lot easier to handle these things if you shift your thinking pattern to a newer, fresher perspective. Try to be open-minded and examine both sides of the coin for the best results.

We always encourage you to find good, creative ways to explore your emotions.

 

Conquering your emotions might not be easy, but it’s something well worth doing. Try to add mindfulness to your daily routine and you will find it a lot easier to better all emotions as you pave your road your happiness!


 

 

If you’ve ever had to ask yourself whether your partner is being unfaithful or not, chances are something may be up. If you are getting that feeling, some signs just can’t be ignored. Here are six common signs to look for:

 

Unusual generosity

An affair takes time — time that the partner should not notice. They set a certain schedule to “get rid” of the partner with fixed dates – best in the form of generous gifts at certain times, so the partner knows precisely when s/he has a free evening for themselves.

Unusually generous gestures should even make you sit up and take notice. Because an affair causes feelings of guilt, the unfaithfulness may suddenly spill over by gifting the partner with flowers, small gifts and sweet attentions such as breakfast on the bed or a love message in their pocket.

 

 

Emotional fluctuations

The person who cheats is deceiving the partner and continually running the risk of being caught especially if their partner gets suspicious and the unfaithful one notices that.  For example, they may react very sensitively and defensively to questions about appointments.

If you question your partner with your suspicions, s/he will counter opposing charges, or make a scene out of sheer disappointment with “such an unfair insinuation” and be insulted for days at a time. In any case, it will be an extreme reaction and work as if rehearsed.

 

 

More or less sex

Also in your sex life, you will notice changes in the case of an affair. Either you have (still) less sex than before or much more than usual. Sounds paradoxical? Not necessarily.

The other lover usually has a malicious conscience and wants to compensate their partner with more affection. On the other hand, a well-known proverb says: “The appetite comes with the meal,” and so it sometimes happens during sex.

The more you have, the more you want. It is particularly noticeable when the partner suddenly wants to try new positions but already mastered them perfectly. Did s/he maybe practice somewhere else?

 

 

Overtime, Overtime

“It took longer in the office” is the classic movie scene for the cheating excuses. However, the cliché often corresponds to the truth. Many people use alleged overtime for a hot adventure. With a call to the secretary or colleagues and a view of the parking lot with the employer can check that.

If your partner is still in the office, do not weigh yourself down. Professionals work overtime, but only use a few of them for extramarital “activities.”

 

 

New look, new perfume

Do you know the song “A new love is like a new life”? The same is true of an affair. It does not necessarily have to be love, but to cheat on one’s partner leaves its mark on the cheater: in their everyday life, emotional life and sometimes in their wardrobe.

A complete type of change is often an indication that something is going on. Is your partner suddenly wearing cool jeans instead of the worn corduroy trousers, a new perfume, or dying their hair? This could be the influence of another woman or another man.

 

 

From couch potato to fitness freak

For a new lover, the body has to be in top shape again! Anyone who suddenly feeds on salad and protein bars and runs to the gym five days a week, somehow makes you suspicious, right? In today’s world, it is difficult to filter out the cheaters among the real fitness fanatics. However, the conversation with your partner will possibly unveil the truth. At least, by seeing their reaction when answering you. Cheaters usually have to think long to provide the reason of “why” questions.


An overwhelming sense of stress can throw off our whole day. These ten simple tips will help you take your life back into your own hands. Bye-bye stress, hello stress-free existence!

Breathe in, breathe out

Take a short break every now and then to focus on your breath. Bring yourself into the present moment and think about what you are feeling. Those who acknowledge their feelings can deal with them much better.

 

Tea is the new coffee

Are you a big-time coffee drinker? Then you’ve undoubtedly noticed that caffeine makes you restless. Sip on a hot cup of tea. Focus on the temperature and the comfort it brings.

 

 

A pause is a break

Do you often have lunch at your computer while working? Take some time for yourself and relax during the lunch break. Read a book or magazine, take a walk or call a friend. Breaking up the day can minimize stress and keep the stress at bay.

 

 

Increase me-time

Do your colleagues or family members sometimes get on your nerves? Relationships of all sort can be hard work! Be mindful and take a few minutes for yourself each day.

 

 

Talk with a good friend

There’s nothing better than a friendly conversation with your best friend but be sure to avoid topics that cause stress. Reflect on sweet memories together so that you forget everything that may be creating tension at the moment.

 

 

Get rid of sugar

Do you occasionally enjoy a lovely cake or homemade cookies? It’s difficult, but try to eat as little sugar-rich snacks as possible. Nuts or a piece of fruit give you twice as much energy without the emotional ups and downs sugar can cause.

 

 

Keep tidy

When there are piles of papers, letters, folders, and pens, a desk quickly turns into a mess. So take a moment to tidy everything up again. A tidy desk is an orderly mind.

 

 

Mirror, please!

It’s hard to see a way out of the chaos. Take a good look at yourself in the mirror – you are OK. You have been in the situation once before, and you are ultimately in control.

 

 

Let the feelings flow

It’s okay to feel these feelings — you are safe, even when it may feel like you are not. Often fighting these feelings adds fuel to the fire. Thank your body for all it’s hard work.

 

 

A good night’s sleep

Do you worry at night? That, of course, does not help you start your day well and relaxed. Drink a cup of tea before bedtime, take a bath, or find a relaxing practice to put into place. This way you will undoubtedly go to bed as relaxed as possible.

 

 

Finally and most importantly, realize that you are OK. You are safe. You will be taken care of. When you relax, the breath automatically flows in. Implement self-compassion. Dare to be honest. You don’t have to make yourself bigger or better than you are. Show yourself entirely with all your beauty – and also your shadow edges. You are a person who, just like everyone else on this planet, is looking for a bit of calm in each day.


Postpartum Depression otherwise known as postnatal depression is a complex mix of emotional, physical and behavioral changes that last for an extended period of time. It affects new moms wherein they feel happy at one moment and depressed the next. This form of depression usually happens within the first few days or weeks after giving birth and can last for a week, months or even a year in rare cases.

What Causes Postpartum Depression?

A possible cause of PPD is hormonal changes. Other causes may include substance abuse, marital issues, family history of birth-related challenges and depression, broken sleep patterns, financial issues, and immaturity, particularly if the parents of the newborn baby are young.

Who is at risk?

Women who have experienced depression before pregnancy are more at risk, and should properly discuss this issue with their before their due dates.

Does Postpartum depression (PPD) affect only women?

No. Postpartum depression can also affect the father if they cannot support the child or in rare cases when they find out that the child is not theirs.

Signs and symptoms of Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression can show different signs in different women. A few visible symptoms include, but not restricted to the following:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Crying for no reason
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Withdrawals from family and friends
  • Extreme mood swings and irritability
  • Overly sad or irritable
  • Guilt or shame feeling
  • Suicide thought

If you are a new mother and are experiencing any of the following symptoms or you see them in a loved one, it is recommended you seek help without delay, particularly if the symptoms are persistent.

Treating Postpartum depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) may go undetected. However, effective treatment starts with an early acknowledgment of the symptoms and adequate testing. The best ways to overcome this form of depression is through therapies and anti-depressant. Mild forms of PPD can be treated through counseling and family support. Women with moderate and severe forms of depression may require both medications and counseling. In addition, both partners can be included in the treatment process because it is important for the male partner to understand what is going on and tolerate the feeling of his partner.

What you can do to help yourself

Some of the several things you can do to help relieve the feelings of DDP include:

  • Focus on the short-term goals that can be achieved rather than thinking about long-term goals
  • Share feelings with your friends, families, and partner to achieve a more positive outlook
  • Look for cheap activities like walking, reading, visiting a worship center etc.
  • Avoiding stressful situations during pregnancy

The less anxious and isolated you are, the better you will feel.

Conclusion

The treatments and recovery associated with any kind of depression depend on the extent of the depression. With proper treatment, postpartum depression (PPD) can be conquered. For effective therapy treatments, you can book an appointment with us now.


DYSLEXIA: causes, symptoms, and testing

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a disorder that is quite personalized in its symptoms and severity. It is often classified by a victim’s inability to read and/or write properly.

What causes Dyslexia?

Basically, Dyslexia is a neurological defect and learning disability caused by hormonal growth during at the early development stage of the fetus in the uterus.

Types of Dyslexia

There are three (3) major types of dyslexia classified by their cause. These include:

Trauma Dyslexia: This usually happens after someone has experienced brain injury or brain trauma due to a car accident, a fall from a tall ladder among many others. It usually affects the area of the brain that controls the victim’s ability to write and read. Trauma dyslexia is mostly seen in adult patients. Hardly do children suffer from it.

Primary Dyslexia: It is genetic or hereditary in nature, and is caused by a dysfunction of the cerebral cortex. Primary dyslexia is more common with boys than girls and does not improve or get worse with age. People who have this type of dyslexia usually struggle with writing, spelling, and reading in a variety of degrees, through adulthood.

Developmental Dyslexia: Also known as secondary dyslexia, developmental dyslexia is believed to be caused by hormonal growth during the early stages of development in the uterus. This type of dyslexia is more common in boys and believed to be highly treatable with a good chance of lessening and even going away as the child develops.

Furthermore, Dyslexia can also be classified based on the type of skills the victim is struggling with. These are:

Visual Dyslexia: This is when the victim struggles with the ability to write letters, numbers, and words in the right style and order.

Auditory Dyslexia: This is when victims struggle with the sounds of words or letters. It may also be caused by hearing and ear issues that start at an early age.

Symptoms of Dyslexia

  • Short-term memory
  • sub-standard reading abilities
  • low self-esteem
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Restlessness
  • Confusion

Testing for Dyslexia

If you or any of your loved ones have a combination of any of the dyslexia symptoms mentioned above, it would be a great idea to take a simple dyslexia test to validate or deny the possibilities. Two types of tests are required for anyone dealing with dyslexia. The first one is the screening test and the other, a detailed test.

Dyslexia screening test: The main aim of the screening test is to know if the more detailed test would be needed. It is a somewhat simple test that does not essentially determine if someone has dyslexia. It is used to know if someone has some kind of learning disability be it dyslexia, ADHD or even autism. It is often used to screen people from the learning disabled group.

The detailed test: It is more challenging, expensive, time-consuming and painstaking for the patient being tested. It may require several testing sessions. If you start with the detailed test to determine if the person has dyslexia or not, it would be a great waste of money and time and would generate needless stress for the patient being tested.

For any patient suffering from dyslexia, consulting a life coach can be a great step in helping them overcome these problems. They will help to put the victims on the best track to happiness, success and to achieve their full potential. You can contact us at (insert number) to book an appointment or for more information.


The wedding ceremony and the honeymoon paparazzi are all over, and the journey of marriage, which is the reality, has begun. Now that you are living together as one, both of you would need to make some adjustments in your way of living. Consider the present world we are in, where we are facing global economic recessions, it is no surprising if you have financial challenges in your marriage, even if you are just newly wedded.  This is basically a phenomenon that cannot be avoided.

Money is probably the most common cause of problems in marriages these days, and has been proven to be the major reason for 90% of divorce cases globally. No doubt, every marriage encounters money problems at a point in time and it would be wrong to say that lack of money can never bring a marriage to a close. It is not an issue of the amount you or your spouse earns that brings about these difficulties, but rather, the spending habits. That being said, here are a few causes of financial problems in marriage.

Causes of financial problems in marriage

  • Unemployment – When either of the couple is gainfully employed while the other is not
  • Communication gap- When there is no discussion on your spending habits as well as other money related issues.
  • Jealousy- probably your spouse is earning more than you, and you are jealous of your spouse attaining greater heights by investing more in business. This, in particular, is common with men.
  • No planned monthly financial plan and thus, spending irrationally without other person’s approval.

All these and many others will surely hurt any marriage if the couple fails to trash them out.

Now that you have realized some of these causes, the next step is to find a lasting solution to the money-related disagreement in your marriage.

5 Ways To Avoid Financial Issues In Your Marriage

  • Be sincere with each other:

Express your concerns over money and handle them in a polite manner. This way, you will be able to find a common ground to deal with your differing financial habits and attitudes.

  • Create time to consider your financial expectations and also find common goals:

One of the best money and marriage tips is to discover common goals as far as money is concerned. Come up with solutions about your family’s attitude towards spending and also set realistic expectations and goals that are attainable. If you desire something, continue to save until you can actually get them. You also need to understand how to prioritize your goals, for instance, what to spend on bills, children, home, entertainment, savings etc. Create and live within a budget.

  • Run Your Home Like A Business

Every winning business has a financial plan, and so does every successful home. Probably the worst money and marriage mistakes both of you can make is to forget to develop a budget for yourselves. Whether you earn a little income or make lots of money, a budget can enable you to see where the money is going, how it is working for you, and also be able to identify challenging areas and come up with effective solutions to fixing those problems.

  • Differentiate between want and needs:

Never spend what you do not have. Learn to differentiate between what you want and what you actually need. Credit cards and unnecessary loans will only sink you more.

  • Consult an expert

If your problems are so severe that you feel you are unable to get off them on your own, then may need to seek the help of a professional consultant or financial planner with expertise in helping people with their financial difficulties. They have seen it all, know what works and what does not, and can help you get to the root of your money and marriage challenges by proffering real life solutions to any challenges you might be facing. This does not mean that you are sharing your marriage issues with an outsider, but it is an opportunity for you both to discuss your challenges with experts and together work to achieve a common solution.

Conclusion

Money is just a tool and should not be the reason for divorce. Therefore, try as much as possible not to dispute over it. Spending more time to dispute over money when you are suppose to be nurturing your home will certainly bring financial stress in your marriage. And ultimately, could lead to divorce.

For more details on handling marriage and money challenges, kindly contact us here.


A good relationship is essential in keeping up a stable and healthy life, although it is usually surrounded by endless situations that are driven to challenge its stability. Not only do relationships involve those happy moments and times of fun and joy. There are also times of dilemmas and troubles that you and your partner must go through. But by experience, going through these trial times together can make your relationship stronger and better than it is used to. How then can you make a relationship work and also a long-lasting one? Highlighted below are some tips that could be of help in making your relationship a stable one.

Be optimistic

Avoid any negative thoughts in your relationship. Be less judgmental and be more accepting towards others particularly with your partner. Always have a positive impression that will definitely enlighten the bond both of you are having.

Appreciate and Accept individual’s Differences

We are all created uniquely. Therefore, you need to understand the variations that you and your partner are having. These variations may at times bring about conflicts and may also lead to problems that are occasionally hard to resolve. However, avoid talking down your partner plus saying things that go over the line from friendly teasing, as it may be painful to your partner. Keep a harmonious relationship, accept and adjust the variations that you both are having.

Improve your communication skills

Be honest and open-minded. Share your feelings, thoughts, values and views with your partner. Be attentive and give an open ear to discern your partner’s thoughts. Enhancing your communication skills will assist you to respond correctly and also avoid misunderstanding. It will aid in establishing trust, which makes the relationship more stable and strong.

Resolve conflicts or issues early

When your relationship starts to grow with conflict, ensure it is resolved as fast as possible. Do not let conflicts affect the major part of the bond you share with your partner. Together with your partner, evaluate the cause of such conflict, develop an action plan and take steps to solve the conflict effectively.

Avoid making comparisons
Note that every relationship is unique. Never compare your relationship with others. Doing this may cause the problem to your own relationship other than help it. In fact, it may be what would trigger your relationship to be completely destroyed.

Treat your Partner with all Respect

Do not disrespect your partner and never complain. Be polite by giving your time, listening carefully, and responding to his or her needs appropriately. Learn to value your partner by respecting them; the kind of respect that can be achieved by accepting each other’s differences. Putting up enough effort in treating your partner well would also help in keeping your relationship. No matter how hard or harsh the situations are, try to be patient and calm. Be open about your feelings and accept the emotions and feelings of your partner.

Establish and Grow Trust

Apart from love, trust is the foundation of every relationship and is embedded in the soul of your bond. Once trust is established, a harmonious relationship will surface. Trust glues the differences and similarities between you and your partner. Not only that, it will lead to a one loyal and fruitful unit.

In addition, give relationship counseling a try

Is your relationship about to end? Relationship counseling is usually the only way left to have it fixed. Relationship counselors are experts and can help you resolve most issues facing your relationship and also enlighten you on how you can become a better partner.

Conclusion: To make a relationship work requires lots of work and should be given quality time and effort. However, making the most of whatever you have and enjoying every step of the way is the crucial key on how to make a relationship work. In summary, the major keys to making a relationship work include trust, respect, and good communication. Both of you must learn to assist each other in keep up these three (3) core values in your relationship. These values will assist you to strengthen and maintain the bond you have established with your partner. Always keep the faith and never stop loving each other.