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3 Important relationship don'ts

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Keys to blissful coupledom

For your relationship to work and for you to be truly happy, you need to break some bad habits. Don't let these relationship don'ts get in the way of relationship happiness for both of you.

Keys to blissful coupledom


Don't sweat the small stuff.

Stop nagging about small things that don't matter in the long run. If he leaves his socks on the floor or doesn't put the toilet seat down, does it really matter? Look at the big picture, and save your arguments and energy for something more important.

2Don't punish him.

Punishing your partner when he does something that you don't like will not make your relationship a success. Instead, reward and praise the things you like and just ignore what you don't. You'll be surprised at the results.

3Don't dwell on it.

If you have forgiven your partner's indiscretions, truly let them go. To stay together and harp on him constantly will only make you both miserable. So let it go. If you can't, break up with him.

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