Forbes.com, Lori Murray, 09.20.10, 02:00 PM EDT
The daily demands of working, raising a family and running a household often prevent a couple from doing what's best for their relationship. While we'll tune up our cars every 4,000 miles, visit the dentist semi-annually and schedule yearly air-conditioning maintenance, we often fail to perform the same kind of routine maintenance work on our marriages and long-term relationships.
Big mistake. Here are a few pointers to help you fine tune-your relationship with your significant other.
Know yourself and how you handle conflict.
"Are you the type of person who wants to solve it right now, or are you someone who avoids conflict at all costs?" asks Amy Smalley, marriage consultant with the Smalley Marriage and Family Center in The Woodlands, Texas. "If you're an avoider, you should learn to share your feelings more. But ifRead More »from Time To Give Your Relationship A Tune-Up