Partners should be especially sure that their values match before getting into marriage.Although other differences can be accommodated and tolerated, a difference in values is particularly problematic if the goal is long-lasting love.Regardless of your personal situation, their words may help you uncover the key to long-lasting happiness."Saying and doing small, simple expressions of gratitude every day yields big rewards.Personal experience proves it too: From our eighth-grade romance to our most recent breakup drama, "love isn't easy" is a life lesson we know all too well.
Many times an issue is brought up by attacking or blaming one’s partner, also known as criticism, and one of the killers of a relationship. Instead of saying, 'You always leave your dishes all over the place! ' try a more gentle approach, focusing on emotional reaction and a positive request.
Hang out with girlfriends until late in the evening, take a weekend trip to visit family, or just spend time 'doing you' for a while. D., assistant professor of communication, Texas State University"'You are my everything' is a lousy pop-song lyric and an even worse relationship plan. Create relationships outside The Relationship, or The Relationship isn't going to work anymore."— Matt Lundquist, LCSW, couples therapist"Sex isn't just about orgasms.
Then when you go home to Yours Truly, you'll both be recharged and ready to come together even stronger."— Amy Baglan, CEO of Meet Mindful, a dating site for people into healthy living, well-being, and mindfulness"Researchers have found that four conflict messages are able to predict whether couples remain together or get divorced: contempt, criticism, stonewalling (or withdrawal), and defensiveness. It's about sensation, emotional intimacy, stress relief, improved health (improved immune and cardiovascular system), and increased emotional bonding with your partner, thanks to the wonderful release of hormones due to physical touch.
When it is not, then things turn sour, and the relationship ends.
That is why it is important to pay attention to what you and your partner actually do for each other as expressions of love...
Relationships simply evolve into what they were always meant to be.