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Many people enter their first committed relationships during college. On the one hand, romantic relationships can be wonderful, bringing out the best in two people. On the other, even the healthiest relationships will have times when things are complicated, confusing, and challenging. Problems sometimes arise when two people have conflicting expectations of what their relationship “should” be like, are distracted by other academic or personal issues, or have difficulty communicating in ways that their partner can really hear and understand. While the early months of a relationship are often effortless and exciting, successful long-term relationships involve ongoing effort and compromise by both partners. Because relationship skills are rarely “taught,” sometimes one or both partners just may not know how to establish and maintain a healthy and mutually satisfying relationship. Seven Basic Steps to Maintaining a Good Relationship 1. Be aware of what you and your partner want for yourselves and what you want from
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  • Fall '08
  • Cox
  • partner, Interpersonal relationship, Relationship counseling, mutually satisfying relationship, Georgia Tech Counseling

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