When a relationship has gone on for a long time, it can be hard to keep the love alive. Relationships can be tricky, and being in love with someone doesn’t guarantee that you will be able to work out your differences and stay together forever. However, couples in happy, long-lasting relationships usually do these little things that help their love stay strong:
Showing (in addition to saying) that they love them
Happy couples don’t just tell each other they love them, they do small things every day that show their love, whether it’s making breakfast for their significant other or going on a date night.
Spending time apart
Couples who spend time away from each other are known to be very stable. It’s important to have quality time with your partner, but being together 24/7 will drive both of you crazy, and can also lead to a codependent relationship.
Spontaneity is a key to having a long lasting relationship. Doing the same old routine will cause the fire in your relationship to burn out. Switching things up is much simpler than it seems, and can be as little as going to a new restaurant or a park you’ve never been to before.
A functioning relationship is never one-sided. Compromising with your partner avoids arguments and helps both of you settle on a solution that benefits the both of you. Being stubborn will get the both of you nowhere and will create tension and bickering.
Being able to discuss what’s wrong and what’s right in a healthy, rational manner is vital in a relationship. Being able to communicate healthily means no yelling, sarcastic remarks, or disrespect to anyone’s feelings. If you and your partner are able to do that, you are on the road to a long, happy relationship.