Love Lessons: What We Learn from Our Parents

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"My parents had a lousy relationship," says Kree8ive. "They never talked, always yelled, and it was clear that my mom didn't want to be there. My relationship with my husband is very different. We are supportive of each other, we talk about everything. When we disagree, we talk things out instead of fighting. And we try to admit when we are wrong. Our marriage is pretty damn good and worth all the work we put into it."

In the end, perhaps the best lesson we can learn from our parents -- whether their relationship provides a positive example or a negative one -- is to live in the present and not in the past, the way Kree8ive is doing, and to build healthy relationships with our partners based on who we are as individuals and the love and respect we share.

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