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September 7, 2008

3 Warning Signs That You May Be Headed For A Break Up

The end of a relationship can be very devastating and traumatic. You may feel as though you have been hit by a MACK truck. However, just like with many illnesses, there are often many warning signs that occur in a relationship that indicate it may be on life support. The symptoms of an ailing relationship vary from circumstance to circumstance, but presented below are three common red flags that are often overlooked: <b> 1. LACK OF QUALITY TIME WITH EACH OTHER</b> In our modern age, there are many distractions that can keep unwary couples from spending time with each other. For instance: * Responsibilities at work * Caring for children and/or aging parents * Running a household and taking care of day-to-day chores * Fulfilling various commitments to social activities This list could go on and on. Now, please don't misunderstand my point. All of the activities listed above are very important, but so is your relationship. Carving out quality time to spend with your partner is part of the vital lifeblood of your relationship. <b> 2. AN EMOTIONAL " DISTANCE" FROM EACH OTHER</b> As stated above, spending quality time with your partner is an important necessity and keeps your relationship fresh. But what is also even more vital is that when you are together you be truly present with each other. You can literally spend all day in the same room with your partner, but you both are in your own little worlds...millions of miles away. Fortunately, the solution to this problem is very simple: take a <i>genuine</i> interest in one another! Learn to actively listen to each other. I promise you will be amazed at the results. <b> 3. LACK OF PHYSICAL INTIMACY</b> Now, for most people, when the term "physical intimacy" comes up, they immediately think of <b>SEX!!</b> Well, yes, a good sex life is a cornerstone to a healthy relationship, but what I am speaking of here are little expressions of affection that are often neglected between partners. For instance, running your fingers through your partner's hair. Touching your lover's shoulder or the small of their back. A quick kiss before leaving for work. An impromptu hug. All of these little gestures greatly signify how much you care for one another and help to strengthen your bond...and your relationship! <b>A FINAL WORD</b> So remember, in the midst of our often hectic lives, it is all too easy to neglect our relationships. Do not allow this to happen to you! Stay vigilant and keep the lines of communication with your lover open! However, if you are facing a break up and you desire to win back your ex, there is still hope. There are many resources available to give you the tools you will need to revive or restore your relationship. In either case, increase your chances for success by having a plan! Wishing you much success, Terez Williamson Did you know that there is a way to "fast forward" through the pain of a breakup? To access more information, click here: Magic of Making Up! Terez Williamson is a 38 year old romantic whose mission is to bring people practical, empowering information that can be used to enrich their relationships and their lives.


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