6. Draw your lines. Unless you draw a line in the sand, your partner will not have the opportunity to respond, change and transform. Therefore, the relationship you share will not have the opportunity to respond, change, and transform. There are no guarantees that the relationship can be saved, but without honoring your dealbreakers, I promise you that the relationship is doomed. Many people rise to the occasion. Many relationships become stronger and more intimate.
7. Know when to move on. And finally, if the relationship cannot be saved, then you will have moved on with more dignity, personal power and a commitment to yourself. Remember, your most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Don't ever sacrifice that — you live with you forever!
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Julie Orlov, psychotherapist, speaker, and author of The Pathway to Love: Create Intimacy and Transform Your Relationships through Self-Discovery. Retrieve Your FREE Relationship Assessment Quiz and see if your relationship is on track at www.julieorlov.com. Create Relationships in Your Life That Work — learn more at www.julieorlov.com.
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