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Secrets for a Successful Marriage

There have been a stockpile articles written about how to have a successful long-term relationship  marriage, but none that seem to capture some of the core ingredients I’ve found important in relationships. So here’s the straight dope, hit the jackpot now. Before I start, however, it’s necessary  to dispel a usual relationship myth — relationships are (or should be) easy. That is simply not true. The grass always looks greener in other people’s lives, because few people share the truth of the amount of work that goes into relationships (hence why 50% of marriages end in divorce). Relationships — even the best relationships in the world -require constant attention, nurturing, and work. If you can understand and accept the need for constant attention and work in your relationship, you’re started in the right direction. Win-win Situation Relationships are about not only taking, but also giving. If you find yourself not giving very much, or feeling resentful of how much you give and how lit…