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Can being too demanding hamper my relationship with my partner?

Lisa Oz
Health Education

Something that absolutely does not work in relationships is being too demanding. You may or may not get what you are asking for, but either way you are not winning any brownie points. Rather than complaining and whining, try to be the change you want to see. Whether it is romance or excitement, stop waiting for the other person to initiate. You can create it. Instead of nagging your spouse about spending more time with the kids, go read to them yourself. Rather than harping on the fact that he or she really needs to lose weight, take another lap around the block. Creative energy flows in the direction of focus, so you will get much better results and generate a positive shift in the relationship if you concentrate on making constructive change in your own life, instead of dwelling on your partner's negative traits.

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