Communication when dating
So it's important to fairly divide the labor at home, says Paulette Kouffman-Sherman, author of Dating From the Inside Out.
All relationships have ups and downs, but a healthy communication style can make it easier to deal with conflict, and build a stronger and healthier partnership.
Even though every relationship has its ups and downs, successful couples have learned how to manage the bumps and keep their love life going, says marriage and family therapist Mitch Temple, author of The Marriage Turnaround.
They hang in there, tackle problems, and learn how to work through the complex issues of everyday life.
Or do you have unresolved issues that prevent you from trusting others?
Problem-solving strategies: You and your partner can develop trust in each other by following these tips, Fay says.
"You can't communicate while you're checking your Black Berry, watching TV, or flipping through the sports section," she says.