For example: 'I get annoyed when I see dishes in the living room.
Would you please put them back in the kitchen when you’re finished? Ed., LPC-S, a certified Gottman therapist and master trainer for The Gottman Institute"The number one thing I have learned about love is that it is a trade and a social exchange, not just a feeling.
Hang out with girlfriends until late in the evening, take a weekend trip to visit family, or just spend time 'doing you' for a while. D., assistant professor of communication, Texas State University"'You are my everything' is a lousy pop-song lyric and an even worse relationship plan. Create relationships outside The Relationship, or The Relationship isn't going to work anymore."— Matt Lundquist, LCSW, couples therapist"Sex isn't just about orgasms.
Then when you go home to Yours Truly, you'll both be recharged and ready to come together even stronger."— Amy Baglan, CEO of Meet Mindful, a dating site for people into healthy living, well-being, and mindfulness"Researchers have found that four conflict messages are able to predict whether couples remain together or get divorced: contempt, criticism, stonewalling (or withdrawal), and defensiveness. It's about sensation, emotional intimacy, stress relief, improved health (improved immune and cardiovascular system), and increased emotional bonding with your partner, thanks to the wonderful release of hormones due to physical touch.
Another secret for a long marriage: partners need to commit to making it work, no matter what.
When you decide to learn to love yourself rather than continue to abandon yourself, you will discover how to create a loving relationship with your partner."— Margaret Paul, Ph.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.not just how you feel about each other in the moment."— Jeremy Nicholson, Ph.D., psychologist and dating expert"There is one major cause of relationship problems: self-abandonment.