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12 tips for making a great relationship

By Guest Blogger: Michael McCarthyThe opportunity for the Great Relationship is always in your path, you simply have to notice it, choose it….and …. WORK at
Aug 11, 2013 | Joy McCarthy

By Guest Blogger: Michael McCarthy

The opportunity for the Great Relationship is always in your path, you simply have to notice it, choose it….and …. WORK at it. That relationship that we are all looking for must be nourished and maintained like any beautiful flower.

What are the magical ingredients we need to culture this flower? In no special order but all necessary to its colour, bouquet and texture, here are a few of the necessary items you need in your love potion for that “Great Relationship”:

1. Expression of Gratitude

Give thanks everyday for that special person in your life and the wonder of the love you share.

2. Forgiveness

Always be willing to forgive, to let go of that which you may not approve of in your relationship. Do not cast the stone of disapproval.

3. Honesty

Always be transparent in your relationship. Do not judge one another.

4. Expression of Beauty and Excellence

Be sure to compliment and positively comment on what may seem at first glance small or insignificant.

5. Focus on what’s good, great and intoxicating

Always have at the centre of your relationship what is great.

6. Perspective

Keep in perspective what is happening in your relationship.

7. Teamwork

Be kind to one another. Neither person is there to be taken advantage of.

8. Humour

Keep your sense of humour. Do not take one another too seriously. Have fun.

9. Kindness

Be kind and considerate whenever you are interacting with each other.

10. Perseverance

Never give up on that special person.

11. Creativity

Look for new and fresh ways to bring new excitement and awarenesses into your relationship.

12. Love of learning to love

Each day look for something new and wonderful you can learn about your partner’s love.

WORK on these in your special relationship. Continue to notice and choose those items that make your relationship precious. Enjoy each moment so you never have to regret what you could have had.

In the words of the Prophet, Kahlil Gibran – “Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of love”. This in the flower that blossoms before your eyes.

Michael McCarthy

Sound Coaching

Lead Coach/Counsellor


Michael, a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Masters Degree in the Science of Human Behaviour, has been a life skills coach for over 30 years. His company, Sound Coaching, ( offers coaching in several areas. To his practice Michael brings compassion, empathy and the ability to support his clients in a manner that enables them to live their lives to the fullest.

Check out Michael McCarthy’s last guest post: 6 Human Needs to Make Love Last Forever

Aug 11, 2013 BY Joy McCarthy
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