The problem is, all these brilliant authorities can't quite seem to agree. What is the best way to handle finances? Should you ever go to bed mad? Can long-distance relationships succeed? How should you express anger? How important is sex? What is the best way to approach conflicts with in-laws? Do you really need a regular date night? Everyone has a different theory, a special technique, some new research. When the experts disagree, how can any of us ever decide what is right?
But take a closer look, especially at the most experienced and best-respected authors. The apparent differences are, for the most part, only in the details. The underlying principles are actually very consistent among all the experts.
- Be faithful
- Be honest
- Be kind
- Don't keep score
- Be generous
- Support your partner's dreams and goals
- Express appreciation and gratitude
- Be slow to blame and quick to apologize
- Share physical affection
- Talk about your feelings
- Give your spouse the benefit of the doubt
- Treat your spouse like the most important person in the world
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