How to Keep your Relationships Strong

Written by Johann Erickson

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Finances always cause problems with couples. Sometimes, it is because you are having a hard time making ends meet or you may desire spendingrepparttar money in different ways. It all boils down to communication once again. Sit down together and work out a budget where you both are happy. If you can not afford to buy a new boat and a new car, decide which is what you both want. Do you really need a new car or do you just not want to spend money on a boat? Talk about why you both feelrepparttar 137958 way you do and compromise.

Never having time to spend with each other because of work, children and normal every day life is another problem that causes couples to drift away from each other. This can be changed by planning just a few stolen minutes a day. Setrepparttar 137959 alarm clock an hour earlier once a week, so you both can spend an entire hour together before you have to get up and start your day. Ask a family member to watchrepparttar 137960 children and take a weekend off. Take a short trip and enjoy each others company. Call in sick one day and spendrepparttar 137961 entire day at home whilerepparttar 137962 children are in school.

Any problem can be overcome to keep your relationship going strong just like when you first met, but it will take some work.

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Squeeze To Relax!

Written by Tim Webb

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3. Hold for a second and then, as you release this muscular tension, exhale slowly and fully.

4. Repeat this five to ten times. Noterepparttar distinction between how your muscles felt to begin with and now, after having let them relax from a contracted position.

5. Note If you are looking for a quick way to loose tension all over your body all you need do is, from a standing position, inhale and squeeze your entire body and then onrepparttar 137957 long slow exhalation release all tension. Try this five times and feelrepparttar 137958 positive effects!

Whether you squeeze and then relax one muscle at a time or your whole body you should haverepparttar 137959 feeling of almost deflating like a balloon and loosing undue tension.

It is also worth bearing in mind there are no long periods of squeezing muscles and holdingrepparttar 137960 breath! It is not required and is dangerous.

You can utilise this method whenever you feel stressed, tense, or angry and it will go a long way towards reminding you that a relaxed body is almost always better and happier than a tense one.

Give it a whirl and feel for yourself!

Tim Webb 2005

Tim Webb is a fitness instructor, Ju Jutsu instructor and competitor. He specialises in easily accessible deep breathing exercises that combine breath and mind together. His site offers a product that provides deep breathing exercises for invigorating yourself, relaxing, and highlights how your breath can be tied in with your goals to move you towards them in record time!

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