Good relationships look easy to the outside world. But even the most successful relationship requires upkeep and compromise. A relationship can never just go on “automatic pilot” and continue to work well for each partner.

There are no secrets to making a relationship work. It requires that both partners in the relationship tend to one another’s needs consistently, with respect, empathy, and passion. Doing it consistently, however, years into the relationship can be challenging.

In this video, Psych Central’s Ask the Therapists Daniel J. Tomasulo, Ph.D. & Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. discuss the issue of how does a person make their relationship work. What goes into making a relationship successful? Find out by watching the segment below:

Need more advice? Check out our relationship library.

Dr. Marie and Dr. Dan host many videos on relationship and mental health topics here on our blog and you can check them out on our YouTube channel. Want to learn more about Dr. Marie and Dr. Dan?

What do you think about their advice? Please leave your thoughts in our comments section.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Apr 2012
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2012). Video: Making a Relationship Work. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 26, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/03/04/video-making-a-relationship-work/

 

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