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Nurturing Your Relationship With Your Partner

A happy African American couple spending time outdoors.
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When we think of a healthy relationship, words like commitment, honesty, respect and trust come to mind. Keeping a romantic relationship strong takes a lot of time, effort and patience. 

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s a good time to evaluate the state of your relationship with your partner to see what’s working well and what can be done to make it better.

Dr. Alicia Walker is an assistant professor of sociology at Missouri State University. One of her research areas is intimate relationships. She talks about the traits of healthy relationships, as well as how to keep your relationship fresh and exciting.

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A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the assistant director in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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