Great Relationships Start with Self Improvement

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We all struggle with relationships at times. And some of us, more than others. That’s why it’s so important to be willing to work on ourselves, and to put the effort into doing whatever it takes, including listening more, and keeping an open mind to learning new things, and even reading and trying out some new helpful tips. Never be against or afraid of self improvement.
We can all find ways in which we can work on ourselves so that we can be the best partner, the best spouse, or even the best lover that we can possibly be. As long as we are willing to put the effort into things, and to make the time for the people that we love the most, all of our relationships will not only improve, but they’ll likely thrive, with feelings of joy, happiness, and love. 


No relationship is ever too good, too happy, or too perfect to the point where you can’t work on improving it. We should always have an open heart, and be willing to give situations our all, despite the type of relationship that we’re working on. Whether you want to better improve your friendships and social life, or whether you want to improve your romantic and private life, if you’re willing to do what it takes and make healthy and positive changes and improvements within yourself and in your relationships, you’ll start to become happier, and so will your relationships. As well, if you’re willing to sacrifice, by being the best version of yourself that you can be, and by putting the effort, time, and love into improving all of your relationships, you’ll start to get the type of love that you want, and you’ll also most likely become a better person, and be happier with yourself.


Sometimes, we need to ask ourselves just how important it is to us to have healthy relationships in life. And once we draw up the conclusion that having healthy relationships is important, our lives will improve in many ways, and we’ll naturally start to see the positive changes happening. When we’re a whole person, and we learn to love ourselves enough, we’ll be able to love others, as well as acquire the ability to be giving to others. You can only give something that you have to give, and that includes love.


When we lower our expectations, concentrate on our own actions more, and try to be more selfless, rather than selfish, we’ll not only get far in our relationships, but in our lives as well. Think before you act, and strive to be a better person. Nothing will improve your relationships more than if you care how you make others feel. And you can even start by showing love and kindness to strangers. Be kind to all people, and try not to judge a book by its cover or a person by what you’ve heard about them, or for any reason for that matter. Don’t judge a person before you give them a chance, a blank, clean slate, the benefit of the doubt, and the opportunity to show you who they are. 


Many times, we want what we want, and a lot of times, we want to have a great relationship, more friends, or even a best friend. But unless you’re going to start with you, and improve yourself, you likely won’t get far, at least not for long. Good things in life take love, passion, hard work, and effort. And therefore, we should all start from our core, and try to improve ourselves first and foremost. Then, and only then, will we be able to truly acquire the ability to be a great partner and friend in life.

Anne Cohen

Founder, Owner, Writer, and Editor at Anne Cohen Writes
Anne Cohen is a lifestyle and relationship blogger based in Los Angeles, CA. Her blogs are Anne Cohen and Anne Cohen Writes. She contributes to various publications including The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and many more. She's passionate about love, writing, chess, and more than anything, her two kids.

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