Finding real and long-lasting love isn’t exactly easy task nor an effortless process. Some people will do anything to find it and they’ll even resort to things like blind dates or trying to meet people online, while others never actually do find it. In that name, here are the top 10 habits of long-lasting couples.
Trust and Forgive
Being able to trust your partner and not holding a grudge against them is the basis of any good relationship. Make these into habits and you’ll eventually find yourself in a great, long-lasting relationship.
Let Them Know You Love Them
Saying “I love you” can induce as many butterflies later in your relationship as it can in its earlier stages. Even though it’s a smart idea to say it less often as time goes on (so that your partner doesn’t start feeling overwhelmed or that the words don’t lose meaning), you should never actually stop saying it.
Going to Bed Together
Going to bed together early in a relationship usually means making love. However, this habit can make a difference between a long-lasting couple and an ex-couple. Sharing a bed creates and maintains intimacy, which is very important for a great relationship.
Focus On the Good Stuff
It’s common practice for one partner to constantly nag the other about things he or she has done wrong. Instead, try focusing on the things your partner does right and praise them for it.
Never Go To Bed Angry
Just as saying “I love you,” uttering that “good night” each evening, even under your breath is of crucial importance. Going to bed angry with your partner rarely results in getting over whatever issue you have so easily, so make it a habit not to go to bed angry.
Nurturing Common Interests
They say that opposites attract, but only couples that share a common interest stay together the longest. Make sure that you cultivate whichever interest you share with your partner so that you’ll always have something to talk about and have fun with.
Hugging is one of the simplest but also one of the strongest acts of affection and compassion we can do for someone, regardless of our relationship with them. Make sure that you never stop hugging your partner, even when it’s the hardest thing to do.
Ask Them About Their Day
Love is in the little things, such as asking “how was your day?” It’s always a good feeling to know that someone cares about how your day went, if you’re feeling troubled or tired and if others should or shouldn’t expect you to be enthusiastic about something that happened to someone else.
Always Hold Hands
You know how it’s always sweet when you see a really old couple walking down the street holding hands? Well, they’ve managed to reach that stage because they never stopped holding hands.
Be Proud of Them
Never, ever shy away from being close with your partner, no matter where you are. This especially applies to being in public with them, because hugging, holding hands and kissing in front of other people just shows that both of you feel comfortable and that you belong with each other.