There is no secret that building and maintaining a healthy long-term relationship is hard work. If you are going to be together for the rest of your life, you are going to have a lot of disagreements. Even the best relationships have troubled times and it’s all about how you communicate and work through that all together. And if you are drunk in love in the beginning, you won’t always be that way. You, hopefully, will always be in love. But there will be times where you might not like the person you’re with all that much.
And that’s OK. It all comes down to moving and growing together. It’s how you walk through those moments together and come out the other side with more love and a deeper understanding.
Having things you both enjoy doing is a good start. So is doing things that recharge you on your own. Having date nights set aside for the two of you. Where you don’t talk about your kids or your bills or all the scary day-to-day things.
There are a lot of ways to keep that fire alive. Many characteristics that make up a couple who is more likely to stick together.