The No. 1 Thing Relationship Experts Have Learned About Love

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The No. 1 Thing Relationship Experts Have Learned About Love

No matter your status – single, dating, engaged, or married – relationships take work. Your own actions, words, and thoughts undoubtedly play a role.

Here, we’ve distilled it down to the very best advice experts have learned. Regardless of your personal situation, their words may help you uncover the key to long-lasting happiness.

  1. Do or say something daily to show your appreciation.
  2. Realise every relationship has value, regardless of how long it lasts.
  3. Never take your partner for granted.
  4. Remember to give breaks.
  5. It’s not what you fight about – it’s how you fight.
  6. Stop trying to be each other’s “everything.”
  7. Look for someone with similar values.
  8. Try a nicer approach to bring up an issue.
  9. Make sure you’re meeting your partner’s needs.
  10. Take care of yourself.
  11. Don’t forget to keep things hot.
  12. Create a fulfilling life for yourself.
  13. Identify your “good conflicts,” and work on them together – “Don’t run from that conflict. It’s supposed to be there. In fact, it’s your key to happiness as a couple.”

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