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If you want to make the most of love, you need to do your homework! Try Dr. Laura Berman's weekly homework assignment, designed to help you improve your relationships—both in and out of bed.
Make an agreement with your partner to wholeheartedly and consciously put each other's happiness first this week. This means putting your own needs and desires aside and really thinking about what makes your partner happy.
It's important to note that this isn't about giving in to your partner's every whim and completely abandoning your identity (or putting yourself in harm's way). It is about practicing selflessness.
Continue to express your needs and desires, but then really tune in to what your partner desires. And then, do what will make your partner happy. It may sound like a radical idea, but if you both commit to trying it, you both will invariably manage to get your way more often than not.
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Published on November 01, 2010