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Improve your love life with the dating tips in these videos.
You Will Need
- Personal space
Surround yourself with good, stable friends. Keeping up and socializing with old buddies can help you maintain the critical connection to good advice and needed perspectives.
Discuss sexual problems
Discuss and work on sexual problems rather than ignoring the destruction that can result. Seek to experiment and challenge discomforts rather than let things worsen.
Pull back and recharge periodically, and don't be afraid to say no when life is getting confusing or too busy. Have some fun once in a while and turn off the brain.
Stop yourself from rejecting the other person before -- as you might fear -- they reject you. Learn to accept yourself or your self-doubt and confusion may sink the relationship.
Confront jealousy before trust and intimacy are destroyed.
Require trust first
Earn trust and require the other to earn theirs before sharing your secrets and declaring feelings of love. Respect yourself and take time to know someone.
Model healthy relationships
Model a good, healthy relationship for the children. Keep children away from negative situations, such as a partner if you're planning on ending the relationship -- it will only make matters worse in the end.