By Whitney Johnson

On Monday night’s episode of The Bachelor, reality TV star Nick Viall and the remaining nine ladies headed to St. Thomas, which frontrunner Raven called “the perfect place to fall in love — and the perfect place to send people home.” According to the latest celebrity news on UsMagazine.com, after a successful one-on-one date, the group date took a disastrous turn. None of the six women felt like they were getting enough quality time with Viall, and after a lot of tears, the bachelor deemed the day “pretty much a disaster.” That evening, things continued to go poorly as Viall listened to each woman open up about her feelings and sent Jasmine home on the spot. The only one to actually enjoy this disastrous date? Raven, who got the rose at the end of the night.

This celebrity news has us cringing. What are some ways to keep drama to a minimum in your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

This week’s episode of The Bachelor wasn’t easy for Viall: In only three days, he said goodbye to six women! Of course, drama is expected on reality TV, but that doesn’t mean you need it in your own love life. If you’re looking for ways to keep drama to a minimum in your relationship, it starts with you. Consider this love advice:

1. Keep yourself in check: Sure, you want to believe that you’re always rational and calm, but we all get caught up in drama occasionally. Before you lash out and blame your partner, take a look at your recent behavior and make sure you’re not at fault.

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2. Communicate your feelings: As much as you may want him to, he can’t read your mind. It’s up to you to tell him what he needs to know. Something to remember: It’s important that you understand your own emotions before you open up to your partner and expect them to understand. Write down what you’re thinking, and make sure you’re prepared for what may be a tough conversation.

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3. Know who you are and what you want: You’ve been dating your girlfriend for a few months, but you’re already tired of her tendency to run late. Why can’t she just be on time?! If that’s a deal breaker for you, accept it, and move on. Staying with someone who isn’t the right fit for you is a surefire way to keep the drama alive.

What’s your best piece of love advice for minimizing drama in your relationship? Tell us in the comments below!