7 Ways to Make 2014 Your Best Year as a Couple

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Reflect and identify relationship trends before looking ahead
When you reflect on your year, you will notice some common trends. Some trends ... more 
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Reflect and identify relationship trends before looking ahead
When you reflect on your year, you will notice some common trends. Some trends were good for your relationship, and some were bad. Before you start making resolutions, setting goals, and determining your direction for the new year, figure this out. Once you know the trends, you will know what worked and what didn't work. You can then move forward from that point.
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Mon, Dec 30, 2013 12:20 PM EST

New years are exciting, but this excitement can vary from person to person. Some people had a great year and look forward to the new year following suit, while others had a terrible year and can't wait to get the year over with to start fresh. Last year was one of those years for me. Almost every aspect of my life was frustrating - everything except for my relationship, that is. A loss of income caused a financial storm that impacted everything in my life. We lost our home, lived on a friend's basement floor, stayed in hotels and in the spare rooms of family members' homes. When the year came to a close, it didn't look good, and honestly I didn't have much hope it would get better. But throughout it all, there was one shining light: my relationship with my wife. As I reflect, I notice a few things that helped our relationship sustain through circumstances that are the beginning of the end to some relationships or at best damage them almost permanently. What helped us will help you as well. Click through for 7 ways to make 2014 your best year as a couple! -By Jackie Bledsoe Jr.

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