Alex Reid: I need to change to save Chantelle Houghton relationship

Chantelle Houghton has revealed this week that Alex Reid has 'royally mucked up' with his recent decisions, including failing to buy her a birthday present.

Alex ReidAlex Reid has revealed he's intent on changing for Chantelle Houghton. Copyright [WENN]However, it seems that Alex Reid is intent on changing in order to save his relationship with Chantelle Houghton.

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He told new! magazine that the pair have been having all kinds of rows recently.

Alex said: "I could ask for semi-skimmed and it's full-fat milk. That's a row. But it depends on what the row is about. If it's like, 'I want skimmed milk and you've given me full-fat milk,' or if it's, 'You've cheated on me…'"

Err, yeah. There is a slight difference between the two.

Alex Reid and Chantelle HoughtonAlex Reid and Chantelle Houghton's relationship is 'strained'. Copyright [WENN]However, it seems that Alex does want to make the relationship with Chantelle Houghton work for the sake of their baby, Dolly. We think.

He said: "Erm, erm. I love her.You think, "Would this be easier if we weren't together?" But no, I love her to pieces. I want to be with her, I don't need to be with Chantelle. I totally believe it's better to have two happy parents apart than it is to have two unhappy parents together."

Chantelle Houghton and Alex ReidChantelle Houghton and Alex Reid were much happier once upon a time. Copyright [WENN]Alex continued: "But if we are killing each other, I don't want that. You know, if we want to kill each other, any couple wants to kill each other from time to time, that's quite normal. Just don't do it when I'm asleep…"

Anyone else losing faith at this point?

However, Alex did conclude: "I feel like I need to change, to conform. Relationships are give and take. I love both of my girls and I want to make it work, so I will."

Thank God for that.