What gets couples through the hard times is love, but how do you make love last when half the time you want to strangle your significant other?
Relationship researcher John Gottman found that happy couples create a 5:1 ratio of positive and negative interactions, meaning that as long as there are five times as many positive interactions between partners as there are negative ones, the relationship is likely to be stable. Unhealthy relationships and unhappy couples tend to have more negative than positive interactions.
Here are some tips to make your relationship last forever.
1. Make them smile
2. Make love your priority
3. Maintain your identity
If you give everything to love, you may lose yourself in your relationship or the other person. This only leads to resentment in the end. Make time for yourself and pursue your own goals. Do things without your partner and focus on participating in things that make you happy. That happiness will spill over into your relationship. If you expect your partner to give you happiness, you’ll end up disappointed. The key is committing to becoming your best possible self and sharing the joy and love that follows with your partner.