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9 Things Couples Must Do For A Lasting Relationship That Others Won’t Tell You

Relationships aren’t easy, that’s just a fact of life, but there are a few little things you and your partner can do to help ensure the relationship is happy, healthy, and lasts as long as possible.

Here are nine things any couple can do to help make that dream a reality:

1. Kiss More Often

Kissing is one of the most intimate interactions a couple can partake in.

It brings them together physically and emotionally, which is very important when maintaining a happy and robust rapport with one another.

2. Cuddling Strengthens Your Bond

The feeling of one’s body non-sexually connecting to another is out of this world. You can feel your partner’s heartbeat, warmth, and breathing pattern.

There are few things more satisfying than being held lovingly by the one you love.

3. Compliments are Key

It doesn’t matter who you are: receiving a compliment is a fantastic feeling.

This especially applies to couples. Let them know they are often appreciated. You may think “They know I don’t take ‘them and everything they do for granted.”

Well, plain and simple: that doesn’t matter, they need actually to hear it! It doesn’t cost a dime to dish out a well-deserved compliment to your significant other.

4. Do Things Around the House Without Being Asked

You just cannot go wrong with doing the dishes or taking out the trash without anyone asking you to do so. No person in their right mind will fail to appreciate their partner taking care of a few household tasks without being asked.

You may even get a ‘favor’ in return if you play your cards right.

5. Let’s Talk About Sex Baby

Whether you are a sexual being or not, sex is essential. Talking about sex in a playful sense can be very fulfilling and keep both of you mentally aware of your sexual needs and fantasies.

This can even be the fuel to your fire in the future! *wink*

6. Double Dates

Socializing as a couple will help you understand a million different aspects concerning other couples and how they behave. Double dates are a great way to see how other couples interact, which can, in turn, show both of you what you SHOULD do and what you SHOULD’NT do.

7. Flirt with Each Other Like You’re Still in High School

Forget about your age and everything you’ve ever been through in past relationships: flirt with your partner like there’s no tomorrow. Everyone loves attention and flirting is a great way to give it.

8. Always Celebrate Anniversaries

For the record, anniversaries aren’t just about gifts and dinner reservations (far from it, folks). They symbolize the time you both united as a couple, and when you make a point to celebrate your anniversary, you are showing that you care about your life as a couple and treasure it dearly.

9. Don’t Hold Grudges

Staying angry about things in a relationship will produce nothing but turmoil. Find a solution to the problem by talking it out with your significant other to a point where both of you can find a solid understanding of the situation. Holding a grudge will only cause emotions to sour within the mind and destroy any feelings the two of you share.

It’s human nature to want to share your life with another person so; it stands to reason, we want that experience to be a pleasant one. Be mindful of your partner and incorporate these helpful hints into your relationship.

The results will be worth it!

Stephanie Tanner

Stephanie Tanner is a stay at home mother dedicated to writing on every subject she can get her hands on. Learning, writing, and being a great parent are her main passions along with cooking, gaming and staying active. Her favorite quote sums it up, “The only evil is ignorance, the only good is Knowledge” - Nick Traina

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