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8 Ways to Keep Any Relationship Out of Trouble

The various relationships that we all go through can tend to shape us into the person that we are. We learn from different mistakes that we've made in a relationship, and we also learn what we like and don't like in the people we want to be in romantic relationships with. Romantic relationships can be very exciting but also extremely terrifying at the same time. Linda Esposito, a contributor writer for Psychology Today has some tips to help keep a relationship out of trouble. 

  1. Be willing to get hurt
  2. Err on the side of kindness
  3. Take ownership of your emotions
  4. Embrace independence
  5. Fall in love with discretion
  6. Listen, listen, listen
  7. Keep your relationship off Facebook
  8. Breathe

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