(Coleen has been in a long-term relationship with Billy Crawford, before they married April this year. She mentioned in a previous interview with ABS-CBN Lifestyle that it's not all sunshine and rainbows in their relationship, as they used to manage conflict poorly. But, as Coleen would say, they now know better. Here, she shares her best advice for couples who look to keep their relationship strong and happy, even in the face of challenges and misunderstandings. -Ed.)
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"Tame your tongue."
This works not just with romantic relationships, but with other kinds of relationships. Hold back every time you feel the need to say something that is not positive nor helpful. There is always a better way of saying things, so try to be considerate with your choice of words.
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Photographs from instagram.com/coleen and instagram.com/billycrawford. Banner image by Lui Jimenez