{The Nest Relationships} 20 Secrets of Couples Who Stay Together Forever

Everyone knows that marriage is hard work, not always shiny, not always perfect.

So, what you ask is the way to make a marriage or long-term relationship last?

Here is a compilation of 20 Secrets of Couples who Stay Together Forevercouple

I like this list. A. Lot.

Honestly, a bunch of it is common sense, you know basically don’t be a jerk but sometimes it is nice to be reminded of the little things that really can make the biggest difference.

Here are our two favourites:

Some fights are just fights. They don’t have to be deal breakers. You can be madly in love with a person and still be mad at that person. Fights don’t have to spell The End. Couples that stay together choose the relationship over the conflict.

Sometimes you have to say no to invitations so you can spend time with each other. Just because your calendar is blank one night doesn’t mean you have to agree to plans if someone asks. Life gets weirdly busy as you get older. It’s nice to use that free time to just be together.

What makes your relationship last?

Happy Love Nesters xo

{Raising Little People} 10 things no one tells you about having a daughter..

Having little girls in your life isn’t all about tutus and shotguns for future boyfriends (despite what the masses may tell you)

There are some things that no one really tells you, some things that you cannot really be prepared for and until you have one very special little lady in your life you will not really understand what we are talking about.

The clever and witty Bret Spears has put into words the things that No one ever tells you about having a daughter. It is funny and smart and a really brilliant read.

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Happy reading Nesters!

{Raising Little People} Is being a good mother making you a bad wife?

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There is no one that will argue against the fact that being a parent is sometimes a stressful, difficult and hard job. Quite possibly the toughest gig in the world.

The little humans require so much from you, feeding, cleaning, entertainment. But most of all, time.

What happens to your relationship though? Is the ongoing strive to be a good mother making you a bad wife/partner?

Do you put your relationship second, even if unintentionally?  Then this article is for you – Kate Parlin’s – ‘Being a good mom is making me a bad wife’

How do you keep your relationship a priority? Or are you just content in the tomato-sauce-stained-tee-and-please-fix-the-lightbulb stage of your relationship? We would love to hear from you.

Happy reading Nesters xo

{The Nest Relationships} 5 Signs you’re in a Toxic Relationship

Even though we are more into lovers rather than fighters here at The Central Nest sometimes you need to take a step-back and look at your relationships.

Women’s Health have compiled a list that indicates whether you might be in a toxic relationship.

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Here are the main points, but you can find more details here -> ‘Signs of a Toxic Relationship’

1. You feel like you can’t do anything right.

2. Everything is about your partner—and never about you.

3. You find yourself unable to enjoy good moments with this person.

4. You’re uncomfortable being yourself around your partner.

5. You feel like you’re not allowed to grow and change.

If you’re in a toxic relationship there is always help available x