The Francene Marie Show

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I get that sometimes we have to let people go, but before you do, ask yourself what you learned from their actions. Instead of calling them names and shifting your chakras in the wrong direction, just thank them for teaching you NOT to do that again. On the other hand, if you’ve been in a relationship for a long time, it’s easy to take them for granted , so there’s that puzzle piece, too. We all assume that since you’re committed, your relationship is solid and doesn’t require the time, attention and energy. Here are some ways to keep your relationship going strong.

· Catch your partner doing something good- Notice what your partner does that you appreciate (even if it is something they do every day) and say thank you.

· Do something nice for them- We all have opportunities throughout our day to do something kind for our significant other. For example, make them coffee in the morning, empty the dishwasher even though it isn’t your turn, or offer to cook dinner when you know they’ve had a hard day. The options are endless.

· Show your partner physical affection- This could include a longer kiss than usual before you walk out the door, a hug after returning home, holding their hand while watching TV, or snuggling up next to them in bed.

· Spend quality time with them- Planning quality time with your lover sends the message that they are important. It allows dedicated space for the two of you to connect.

· Support them emotionally- We all have hard moments in life. When your partner reaches toward you to express some difficult emotions, make sure you listen to them and provide empathy and support.

First African American, one-woman syndicated radio host in the Southeast region for major broadcast networks. Over the past 23 years my passion and perseverance has lead me to reach and relate to demographics spanning, Sports stations, Country, Hip-hop, R & B, Gospel, Adult Contemporary & Top 40 radio stations. I have a unique way of setting the tone, and people feel comfortable telling their story,