Humor, like trust, is another way conflict is kept at bay.
In a healthy relationship, couples have a balance of give and take.
In the beginning, we may have our missteps as we get to know our partner.
In a healthy relationship, we don’t have to plan our every word or strategize how to avoid a hot button.
Yes, relationships take effort, but if you find yourself “working at it” continuously, something’s wrong.
This is especially true the longer you’re together.
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Both the individuals and the couples thrive and grow when a relationship is healthy.
The parties encourage one another to grow, develop, thrive, and be successful.
For the most part, do you and your partner hold the same things dear?
Keep these ten commandments in mind and incorporate as many of them as you can into your life. [image: via gfpeck on flickr] Ready for conscious, like-minded individuals you really want to meet?