Do you want to know how to take charge and stay in a loving relationship? In today’s world everything is so fast paced that we tend to have short and shallow relationships with others. It can be very difficult to stay in a dedicated relationship when most people have such short attention spans. It does not matter if you are married, divorced or single, you can find some useful advice here that will help you with your relationship.

Be Yourself

Each of us is a wonderful and unique creature with something special to offer others. If you are trying to impress someone by acting in an unnatural way you are not doing yourself any favours. You should not have to pretend to be someone that you are not. If a person truly loves you they will want to be with the real you. Sure, you might be able to win more friendships and lovers by acting like a different person, but that is short lived. If you want to be in a meaningful
relationship you are going to have to accept who you are and act accordingly.

Communication Is Crucial

A truly meaningful relationship will go deeper than the surface. You both might look good with each other, but you cannot build a relationship on this alone. Having fun with a person is important, but can you really connect with them as well? Think about how things go when you are alone with that person. Can you hold a conversation with them when it is just the two of you? Do you talk about your hopes, dreams, passions, inner most feelings, or do you just talk about the weather and the latest gossip? Unless you can truly open up to a person, and have them open up to you, you cannot hope for a truly meaningful relationship.

Exploring Differences

You do not have to pretend that you do not share differences. Everyone has his or her own likes and dislikes. None of us is the same as another person, so why would you expect to be the same as your partner? It is totally fine to share different tastes in life, as this is what makes us unique. However, it is important that you have some similar tastes, so that you are not constantly arguing about what is good, bad and what you should do with your free time. If you are able to adjust to each other’s likes and create a comfortable give and take relationship you will be well on the path to a long lasting relationship. And, of course you should be lauded for making it a very meaningful one that delights both the souls that it encompasses of.

Author's Bio: 

Lisa Phillips is an experienced Life Coach and author based in Sydney, Australia. She has run her own coaching practice for over 9 years and is a regular contributer to many magazines. Lisa is also an NLP Practitioner.

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