Marriage and long-term relationships are both hard work. Once the excitement wears off and the butterflies disappear, it can be difficult to remember why you fell in love. (Especially if they always leave the toilet seat up.)
This infographic shows some scientifically proven ways to improve your relationship and bring back the spark. The more positive interactions you have, the less likely you are to separate.
Some easy ways to show kindness: Give your partner a massage or offer them the last cupcake. Also, try to find ways to keep laughing. Having a sense of humor is a proven way to keep a relationship strong.
Going on dates is another way to cultivate love. It’s easy to forget how important it is to spend time exploring new things and eating your favorite foods.
Fighting fairly is something else to keep in mind. Try to stay respectful and understanding, and avoid making excuses and attacking your partner. It’s also worth getting romantic: The happiest couples have sex 2 to 3 times a week.
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