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Keep complaints private

Keep complaints private
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“If you must criticise, do so privately and without anger.” – Edward Podolsky, author of Sex Today in Wedded Life (1947)

No nagging

No nagging
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“Nagging causes more unhappiness in families than extravagance, poor housekeeping and infidelity put together.” – Dorothy Carnegie, author of How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead (1957)

Be patient

Be patient
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“If they are patient and gentle with each other … they should sense the deep thrills that lie in store for them.” – Dr Clifford R. Adams, author of How to Pick a Mate: The Guide for a Happy Marriage (1946).

But if your relationship is broken, here’s 8 expert tips on how to fix it.

Be generous

Be generous
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“Love is concerned with giving. Abundantly and lavishly.” – Dorothy Carnegie, author of How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead (1957)

Celebrate every ‘first’ as a couple

Celebrate every ‘first’ as a couple
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“Every day you will take first steps. And those steps are important.” – Dr Clifford R. Adams, author of How to Pick a Mate: The Guide for a Happy Marriage (1946)

Want to know the secret to happy couples? Then follow these 11 daily habits of couples in healthy relationships.

Let small gripes go

Let small gripes go
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“Good-humoured acceptance of things as they come and a refusal to be upset over trifles strengthen the fabric of love.” – Dorothy Carnegie, author of How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead (1957) .

You may want to let small grips go, but don’t get caught up in a passive aggressive relationship.

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Make up in the bedroom

Make up in the bedroom
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“Married couples should understand the importance of climactic sexual relations as a means of reducing tension.” – Dr Clifford R. Adams, author of How to Pick a Mate: The Guide for a Happy Marriage (1946)

Have your spats veered into dangerous territory? Here are arguments that may mean the end of your relationships.

Create an island of love

Create an island of love
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“Let’s not get so bogged down in the endless routine of housekeeping that we lose sight of its real purpose: to create a small island of love, security and comfort for those dearest to our hearts.” – Dorothy Carnegie, author of How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead (1957)

And here are more tips from experts in successful relationships. Marriage tips from grandmothers you’d be foolish not to follow.

Share

Share
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“Sharing anything – be it a crust of bread or an idea – brings people closer together. Sharing the special interests and recreations with those we love is one of the main highways to happiness in human relations.” – Dorothy Carnegie, author of How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead (1957).

Be considerate of each other’s needs

Be considerate of each other’s needs
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“For two people to live together successfully as husband and wife they must be able to understand each other as only true companions can. They must recognise the needs of each other and be willing to cooperate to satisfy them.” – Dr Clifford R. Adams, author of How to Pick a Mate: The Guide for a Happy Marriage (1946)

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