Men Only 5 simple ways to keep your relationship alive

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Scientists at the University of Illinois recently analyzed
45 studies and 12,273 reports on relationships and
narrowed down their findings into five strategies for
keeping the bond strong with your significant other.
A good relationship will surely keep you happy and
healthy, and if that’s what you have now, making it last
longterm isn’t rocket science—really.
Scientists at the University of Illinois recently analyzed
45 studies and 12,273 reports on relationships and
narrowed down their findings into five strategies for
keeping the bond strong with your significant other.
According to the pros, here are the best strategies to
include in your relationship game plan:
1. Clear the air: Talk about whatever’s on your mind,
even if it’s just that you’re annoyed she left her
makeup all over the bathroom counter. Putting it off
will only force you to bottle up emotions and that
could lead to passive aggressive actions later on.
2. Get happy: If you’re pissed off, chances are your
crappy mood will rub off on everyone around you,
including your girlfriend. Sure, sometimes a bad
mood is unavoidable, but do your best to stay
positive… especially on date nights.
3. Divide and conquer: Who knew that simply divvying
up chores could help your relationship? Taking part
in shared responsibilities reminds her that you’re
committed — and it gets things around the house
done a heck of a lot faster which will make her even
happier.
4. Mix it up: Of course you love your one-on-one time
with her, but including friends and family in your
activities can actually help you out as a couple. It
shows your girlfriend that you are interested in the
people she cares about and gives her the
opportunity to get to know your crew as well.
5. Leave no doubts: Simply put, make sure she knows
that you are 100% into her — and not just for her
looks. Encourage her to achieve her own goals and
lend support whenever she needs it most. You don’t
have to make an elaborate production out of
building her up; a sum of small daily gestures
should do the trick.
So, what’s the end result of all these rules? A rock solid
relationship. If it all sounds like too much to take on at
once, don’t panic. Just start with one strategy and
build your way up.
The University of Illinois study found that a person who
practices one of the strategies is more likely to practice
the others as well, so one may be enough!
Fights over dirty dishes and leaving the toilet seat up or
down will still ensue, but in the long run remember that
it’s the effort that counts.

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