What is some good relationship advice you can give?

United States
January 12, 2012 6:28pm CST
There are a lot of people out there struggling in their relationships... If you were a relationship counselor or a person like Dear Abby and were writing an advice column what relationship tips would you give based on your own personal experience or based on the experiences of those you know?
8 responses
@rencarl (620)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
hello there. i am in a six-year relationship right now and my girlfriend and i are still keeping the bond together.we are also in a long distance relationship for a year now. for a relationship to stay healthy, each has to sacrifice. do not forget to communicate on a regular basis. and as always, it is always a good idea to live a lifelong relationship with the blessings of the Lord.
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• United States
3 Mar 12
It is important indeed to focus on communication and having a shared faith is indeed a good thing.... Many blessings to both of you.
@parascevi (314)
• Greece
13 Jan 12
Learn to love and share but without being hurt.. Being positive and kind with your relationships but without loosing yourself and become a victim...Learn to be strong in life and give strength and help to the others around you but don't let them to take advantage and manipulate you...
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• United States
3 Mar 12
I see in your response a desire to love fully but also to be safe in doing so... to be assured that you will not be victimized... I am wishing you much comfort, happiness, relaxation and balance in relationships. Thanks for posting here.
@bubuth (1816)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
Communication is the best in every relationship because relationship is so boring without communication. When a couple is always communicating with each other there are more understanding for both of them. Trust is also important because if you don't trust your partner,your relationship will always have dispute.
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• United States
3 Mar 12
You are very accurate... good communication is needed in a relationship as is trust. Thanks for posting your wisdom here.
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
13 Jan 12
Take it slow and easy, lasting relationships are not built in a day. Communicate your expectation and understand your partner's needs. Make realistic adjustments to nourish each others individuality. Don't crowd each other or fall over each other all the time. Make all your decisions together, avoid blame games. Do not compare each other with the other members of the family or friends. These are the basic rules which have kept my marriage intact for 26 years.
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• United States
3 Mar 12
Thanks for sharing your tried and true advice. I appreciate it and you for sharing it here.
@tiina05 (2319)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
hello, If will be the Dear Abby, I will relate myself in to the column that I will write. Like if you are in the relationship make sure that you are open to each other. Next, make sure you give the best advice to your partner. Next, always show him how special he is for you. Next, Don't talk about your ex boyfriend to him. Next, dont make promises that you will cant make. Etc. Just explain that and I know it will really work.
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• United States
3 Mar 12
You stress the need to watch your words and speak kindly to your partner. The advice you give is good advice. Thank you for posting here.
@rhizjen (140)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
hi!pieces of advice will depend on kind of problem/s that encountered and the type of relationship that the couples had.In layman's term,it's a case to case basis. But all relationship not only lasts because of love itself. It should be sealed with respect, understanding and trust for each other. Without those three, love cant stand alone and relationship will be ruined and will seems like there's no relationship at all..good day!
• United States
3 Mar 12
I like your words about love here. Thanks for posting them. Have yourself a good day too, everyday.
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
depending on the situation, i can make a sound advice. however, general advice can be applied to any situation. for example, when you decide to enter into a relationship, you try to make the relationship work. it is not a perfect relationship. it takes efforts on both sides. both if it does not work, don't force it. there are others who are more deserving.
• United States
3 Mar 12
Thank you for your sharing of wisdom here... Advice is indeed something that is best tailored to the situation. And relationships indeed do take much work and are not perfect. The acknowledgement that you can try and do your best and still have it not work out is also true as it the fact that if one does not reciprocate you do indeed deserve better.
@Bluedoll (16056)
• Canada
13 Jan 12
Life is a rocky road. Learn to communicate in your relationships and learn to forgive. If someone should come into your life and you need to let them go, do so for you can not make a prisoner of someone and still love them.
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• United States
3 Mar 12
Thanks for your good relationship advice... Communication and forgiveness are very necessary. And it is important to grant those you care about freedom too. You indeed cannot make anyone a captive and still be loving them.