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Setting realistic resolutions

December 22, 2006

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TV personality Dr. Phil McGraw shows up on the cover of the January issue of Good Housekeeping to offer advice on making New Year's resolutions.

For those vowing to have a better marriage in 2007, McGraw suggests setting a specific goal - such as spending more time together or improving communication - that addresses a problem in your relationship. Then create a timeline to help achieve the goal. If you want to spend more time together, find a few hours one night a week for a date night.

McGraw also points out that instead of trying to fix your marriage, a better approach is to think about how to be a better partner. Do a small act of kindness every day for your spouse and give at least one compliment a day. Most likely your partner will return your goodwill.

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