Loving relationships are a process by which we get our needs met and meet the needs of our partners too.
When that exchange is mutually satisfying, then good feelings continue to flow.
When it is not, then things turn sour, and the relationship ends.
Regardless of your personal situation, their words may help you uncover the key to long-lasting happiness.
"Saying and doing small, simple expressions of gratitude every day yields big rewards.
Relationships simply evolve into what they were always meant to be.
It’s best not to try to make something that is meant to be seasonal or temporary into a lifelong relationship.
Relationships don’t look like they used to (and that's a good thing).
But what does it honestly take to make a modern romance work?Personal experience proves it too: From our eighth-grade romance to our most recent breakup drama, "love isn't easy" is a life lesson we know all too well.No matter your status—single, dating, engaged, or married—relationships take work.Together, they're known as the 'Four Horsemen of Divorce.' Instead of resorting to these negative tactics, fight fairly: Look for places where each partner's goal overlaps into a shared common goal and build from that. There are many more reasons to have sex than just getting off."— Kat Van Kirk, Ph.D., licensed marriage and sex therapist, expert at Adam and Eve, and Greatist expert "For long-lasting love, the more similarity (e.g., age, education, values, personality, hobbies), the better.Another secret for a long marriage: partners need to commit to making it work, no matter what.