March is finally here! Sure, it’s officially still winter but at least we can finally say good-bye and good riddance to February – the longest shortest month of the year.

The arrival of March signals that spring is just around the corner - the season for renewal and new beginnings. Most of us take some kind of inventory during the month of March, and when we do, we’re usually pretty surprised to see how much unnecessary stuff we have accumulated over the winter.

If we stop and take inventory of our relationship, we might discover how much old and unnecessary emotional baggage we have been holding onto there, too.

Here are three steps you can take to throw out the old stuff that has slowly but surely crept into your relationship and make room for all the new and exciting experiences and feelings that await you!

1. Let go of the emotional junk and throw it out!
If you want to increase positive feelings in your relationship, you have to let go of the negative ones. Let go of the hurt and resentment you might be carrying around toward your partner over silly little things that don’t add up to a hill of beans. Holding a grudge about former slights and/or hurts will only hold you back and weigh you down on your journey through life. So what if they were 15 minutes late for an appointment? In the final analysis, does it really matter?

2. Commit to making your relationship your #1 priority.
Everything else should take a back seat to the most important element of your life – and that is your relationship. There is a reason no one says at the end of his life: “I wish I spent more time at the office.” So no more excuses: Make time for your relationship.

3. Shift your mindset into positive gear!
Many times our mindset is the real culprit that prevents us from having the relationship we want and deserve. Without even realizing it, we find ourselves focusing on the negative aspects of our relationship and the less than perfect qualities of our partner. Doing this may completely blind us to all the benefits of our loving relationship and the many wonderful attributes and qualities of our partner.

If your mindset is negative, then negative is all you will see. Shift your mindset into positive gear and you will be amazed to see how much this shift changes what you think, feel and believe about your partner and your relationship.

Spring is the perfect time to take inventory of your relationship and throw away all the crap that clutters it. Once you let go of the old stuff you will be surprised to see how much room you make in your heart for more love and happiness.

Author's Bio: 

During the past 25 years, renowned relationship expert Dr. Patty Ann Tublin has helped hundreds of people stop fighting, rekindle romance and reignite passion in their relationships. The solutions in her Relationship Toolbox™ help couples re-build romance so intimacy inside and outside the bedroom can flourish. Through her successful 25-year marriage and her experience of raising 4 children, Dr. Patty Ann has earned an international reputation for saving relationships. To reignite your flames of passion, visit her site at