Relationship Quiz - Copasetic, Caution, or Conundrum?

Written by Slade Hartwell

This quiz is based on key areas of communication and intimacy in relationships. The easiest way to takerepparttar quiz is to print it, so that you can circle your responses and add uprepparttar 122057 results. Userepparttar 122058 scale below to gaugerepparttar 122059 health of your relationship.

The questions are designed to assessrepparttar 122060 likelihood of your relationship being a success inrepparttar 122061 long term. Takerepparttar 122062 results seriously, but realize that no quiz can take into account everything that may important to you. Please do not feel completely discouraged if you don't score well. Instead, use what you learn fromrepparttar 122063 questions, and letrepparttar 122064 results motivate you to identify patterns of negativity and areas needing improvement.

Please answerrepparttar 122065 following questions usingrepparttar 122066 3-point scale provided. Answer according to how oftenrepparttar 122067 experience occurs in your relationship to either you or your partner. For more honest results, takerepparttar 122068 test alone before comparing results.

1 = Never 2 = Sometimes 3 = Always

1 2 3We speak freely to each other and don't hold back feelings to avoid conflict.

1 2 3We show each other respect even when we argue.

1 2 3We settle disagreements by finding common ground and end with compromise.

1 2 3We are equal partners inrepparttar 122069 relationship.

1 2 3We have good talks. We share our feelings and opinions.

1 2 3We have girls/guys night out without jealousy becoming an issue.

1 2 3When we settle an argument, it stays settled and does not become a recurring problem.

1 2 3We can joke around with each other without one of us taking itrepparttar 122070 wrong way or getting upset.

1 2 3 We respect each other's opinions, feelings, and beliefs. We see eye-to-eye on most things.

1 2 3We like each other's choices in friends.

1 2 3We have good relationships with each other's families.

Are You Fit To Love?

Written by Allie Ochs

Are You Fit To Love? isrepparttar most important question youíll ever ask yourself. Letís face it, our relationships are extremely important. Yet, often they arerepparttar 122056 cause of pain and struggle. Single or not, societal standards convince us that we can have it all. Much ofrepparttar 122057 available relationship advice compels us to go after everything we want. Sadly, for many it is not working. Climbing divorce rates and more singles seeking love are proof that our attitudes are counterproductive. Our expectations have become highly unrealistic. Rarely do we look inrepparttar 122058 mirror and ask: Am I fit to love? Today's relationships are failing because of deterioration of character. It is time we made a point of building long-term relationship success based onrepparttar 122059 strength of our characters, instead of clever-minded relationship strategies. Great relationships require great characters. We simply must become better people for each other. Becoming fit to love is a powerful wake-up call forrepparttar 122060 brave. It will dramatically improve our relationships or our chances of finding love. The happiest people are those in exceptional relationships. They are heavily invested in their most valuable asset: their relationship and have an abundance of lifeís most precious commodity: love. They all have one thing in common: they are fit to love. Atrepparttar 122061 heart of all exceptional relationships are three universal principles: mutual respect, moral responsibility and authenticity and here is what it means: Mutual Respect: Your partner is just as important as you. Our partnerís dreams and hopes are as important as our own. This principle requires us to think of our partner as our equal. Given that our generation has made history as ambassadors of our ďme firstĒ society, we are more concerned with getting what we want. For Bill, everything revolves around golfing. He spends every weekend atrepparttar 122062 golf course while his wife, Jane, looks after their two small children. Extra money from their already tight budget is spent on Billís hobby. Stuck at home with toddlers, Jane has little freedom to do or buy anything special. Despite Janeís complaints Bill seems completely aloof torepparttar 122063 fact that he is disrespectful. Relationship conflicts arise because of different perspectives. Lovers argue over who is right, instead solvingrepparttar 122064 issue in their mutual best interest. The struggle over unresolved issues leads to resentment even when there is love. Love and respect take a backseat andrepparttar 122065 relationship deteriorates. This dangerous game isrepparttar 122066 reason why many relationships fail, when they shouldnít. Instead of trying to change each other or putting our needs first, we must realize that our partner is just as important. In grabbing hold of our partnerís beliefs we show that we respect our partner. If conflict arises and we cannot agree, we should simply agree to disagree and continue to talk with respect. Without mutual respect, it is impossible to create loving relationships. Moral Responsibility: You are always morally responsible to those with whom you have relationships. We live in a society that elevates self-fulfillment above anything else. We seek self-fulfillment at any cost, even atrepparttar 122067 cost of others. Regardless of how often we have heard that we are not responsible for our partnerís happiness, we are still responsible for his or her well-being. Love is a moral responsibility to another person. We blame our partners if things do not work out without looking inrepparttar 122068 mirror to see our own flaws. Yet, everything we think, say or do affects those we love. Jennifer had lunch with her friend Sally at a quaint restaurant. Jennifer could barley wait to sharerepparttar 122069 details about her affair with this young stud. Sally listened in awe as Jennifer blamed her so-called inattentive husband, Paul. It was a strange twist of fate that Paul sat behindrepparttar 122070 flower-decorated lattice wall listening to every word his wife said. From here on life took a different turn. Jennifer had deceived her husband Paul and lostrepparttar 122071 respect of Sally. This is a high price to pay for moments of sex. In our quest for better relationships, we must make our relationship a priority. We must focus on our relationship not elsewhere.

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