In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you. Mac (J.K. Simmons), from Juno
Love starts as a feeling, but to continue is a choice. And I find myself choosing you, more and more every day. Justin Wetch
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Respect each other’s minds.
Learn to argue well.
Get to know and love yourself – it’s the best route to fully engaging in a relationship.
Respect each other’s minds.
Nobody has ever measured—not even poets—how much love the human heart can hold.
Don’t be afraid to seek support for your relationship and ideally do so before things reach crisis point.
Don’t think of your relationship as a failure if it doesn’t work out. There are probably still good memories to cherish and it’s an opportunity to learn and grow.
If you haven’t had sex for a while and you want to change that then build up intimacy first.
Relationships end too soon because people stop putting in the same effort to keep you, as they did to win you.
The media and the internet paint an unrealistic image of most people’s sex lives. Let go of the ‘shoulds’ and ‘oughts’ around sex and just do what is right for you as a couple.
Remember to appreciate the people you see every day, the little routines you have and the daily company of your family. The small stuff is really the big stuff.
Spend quality time face to face.
Focus on having fun together.
Find something that you enjoy doing together.
Stay connected through communication.
Tell your partner what you need, don’t make them guess.
Take note of your partner’s nonverbal cues.
Learn how to respectfully resolve conflict.
Be willing to forgive.
If tempers flare, take a break. Take a few minutes to relieve stress and calm down before you say or do something you’ll regret.
Be prepared for ups and downs.
Be open to change. Change is inevitable in life, and it will happen whether you go with it or fight it.
Reflect and learn.
A lot of life is about how we react to our experiences and encounters. Knowing that you can only really control what you do and not what anyone else does will save you time and stress.
Talk and Listen. All relationships have disagreements and that’s ok. what matters is how you talk and listen to one another. Listen to understand, rather than listening to respond. Don’t be afraid to express your emotions or vulnerabilities with people you trust.
Put in the work. Healthy relationships are not found but built. A healthy relationship needs commitment and willingness to be accommodating to each other’s needs.
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. Audrey Hepburn.
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr. Seuss.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller.
When you cultivate quality relationships, not only do you feel better and help your friends feel better, but you contribute to an increase of joy, love, and peace in the world. Tara Bianca.
The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Morrie Schwartz
Love is totally nonsensical. But we have to keep doing it or else we’re lost and love is dead, and humanity should just pack it in. Because love is the best thing we do. Josh Radnor.
Learn to apologise and to forgive – it’s good for everybody and your relationship.
You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Epicurus.
Don’t feel under pressure to be in a relationship, get married or conform to one relationship model. Everyone is different – find out what works for you and if you don’t get it right the first time, keep trying.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo