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    Hello!
    The following sentences are about how to keep a good relatonship and I am not sure some of the meanings. can anybody help me?

    1. When choosing commitment you can think like a match matker ( or a hard-to-please parent)( what is the maning of commitment and hard to please parent???

    2. Both of you must be able to listen t each and not react.

    3.Choose commitments both with the parent or critical thinking method and the child or romantic, turned on, chemistry method.
    ( what does it mean by romantic and chemistry?_
    As always, i really appreciat youe help

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    Default Re: commitment??

    I think the first sentence would read better this way:
    When considering commitment, you should think like a match-maker (or a hard-to-please parent).
    Commitment in a relationship is to make a serious attempt to develop the relationship and demonstrate a willingness to make it an important part of your life.
    match-maker/ard-to please parent
    You are being advised to look at things through the eyes of someone who has a vested interest in the welfare and happiness of someone else (such as a parent would have for a child)
    2. Both of you must be able to listen t each and not react.
    This needs a bit more:
    Both of you must be able to listen to each others point of view and not react in a negative or destructive way.
    3.Choose commitments both with the parent or critical thinking method and the child or romantic, turned on, chemistry method.
    When choosing to be commited in a relationship you should combine the ‘heart and the ‘head’
    Parent/critical thinking = Head or logical thinking
    Child/romantic/chemistry = Heart or emotional thinking.
    (don’t let the heart rule the head, be objective and consider all the consequences)
    The 'chemistry' in a relationship is a way of saying how two people react

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    Thank you for your kind explantion but still I have question. what does it mean exactly by turnd on ?

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    To be turned on, in this context is to be as the phrase suggests, 'lit up' or 'connected' - as you may be if you are attracted to one of the opposite sex. A common expression is to say 'He(or she) turns me on" Have you never been 'turned on'? if not don't worry, your time will come

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