"But if you're both committed to the relationship, to the promises you made, then you'll work through it and you'll become stronger.
Love without commitment just isn't enough." "Practically everyone has a relationship that looks perfect from the outside looking in," writes Brawndo TTM.
"There needs to be some sort of constant courtship to make them feel you still want them, even after all these months/years." Research supports this Redditor's observation: A 2012 study from the University of Kentucky and West Virginia University found that "flirting" is important for married couples, too.
I'd there's a problem, you have 24 hours to bring it to the person's attention.
If you don't within the 24 hour period, you're not allowed to bring it up.
"Reason being, it keeps us from sitting on something till it blows up.
And if you don't bring it up in 1 day, it's obviously not important enough to fight over." "Once you're in a long-term relationship/marriage, never stop dating your SO," writes Bandof Donkeys.
Know your boundaries and realize there are some severe consequences for everyone involved if you act on your feelings in this one. Ex: If it didn’t work out the first time, chances are there is a reason, and even if the sex is good, it’s not worth backtracking.
The more time you spend with someone that is clearly wrong for you, the better sex you’re missing out on with a potential partner.
1 commonality in successful relationships is the ability to repair the partnership after a conflict. "In really good relationships, people are very gentle with the way they come on about a conflict," Gottman told Business Insider.
"They don't bare their fangs and leap in there; they're very considered." An anonymous user shares another piece of conflict-related advice, based on a strategy they use in their marriage: "My wife and I have a 24 hour rule.
You have to be able to be happy on your own first." "Just because you love each other does not mean that you're good together long-term," writes abqkat.
"I love pizza, I loved my high school sweetheart - both make my stomach feel bad and I should have no part in either." Meanwhile, It All Began Witha Burst shares wisdom from their mom: "The problem is that love isn't enough. There may be times you don't feel like you love each other, like you're so hurt or angry that you can't stand the sight of the other.
Writes cameronbates1: "Confidence isn't 'I know she likes me', confidence is 'I'll be okay whether she likes me or not.' That wisdom is just as important once you're in a relationship.