12 Things I’ll Do Differently In My Next Relationship

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This past spring I ended a relationship of three years. Since I was the ender of said break up, I felt like everything that went wrong in my relationship towards the end was my fault –and my burden to bear, since I was the one bowing out and exiting stage left. Now, almost 7 months later, I realize that both people are almost always both responsible for the demise of any relationship. With that said, I outlined some things I hope to do differently next time around — lessons I’ve learned, which also happen to be lessons in how to make a serious relationship work:

1. I’ll nag less and encourage more

A lot of the questions to my ex’s during our relationship centered around me wondering when he was going to do the things I needed him to do. “When are you going to do the…

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