25 Tips For Making A Long-Term Relationship Work

Scott Webb
Found on AskReddit.

1. Wait 5-10 minutes before deciding if the argument will be worth it.

“Wait 5-10 minutes before deciding if you really give a shit about whatever it is you’re about to argue over. Chances are, you only thought you gave a shit.”

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2. Try not to spend every second of every day together.

“Try not to spend every second of every day together. Make sure you both have some alone time. You’ll value the time you do have together more. You can’t miss someone if they’re never gone.”

Reiso123


3. Talk.

“Talk.

GODDAMMIT, TALK.

If something is pissing you off, or you’d like something done differently, or whatever—talk about it rationally, and find a solution. If you don’t, you’ll mention it in a fight or whatever and then it won’t come out rationally. Similarly, if your partner does the same to you be receptive and try to find a solution.

Not everything about a relationship is perfect. Talking about problems or potential problems is not an admission of failure.”

SpantasticFoonerism


4. Treat your S/O as equals in every way.

“Treat your S/O as equals in every way. Make ‘quality time’ to be together, just the two of you. Do things that make both of you happy, rather than to drift apart by overly indulging in activities that only one person likes but the other endures.”

Bach2Bach


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