The 10 Secrets Of Successful Relationships

The 10 Secrets Of Successful Relationships

I think everyone, at some point in their life, wants to be in a successful, long-term relationship. Although come to think of it, I do know a few happy singles. Anyway, I want to be married someday and be a great wife and mother to my future children, God’s willing. But being single, I don’t really know and you might not understand what it takes for someone to have a good relationship of marriage.

Even when you’re in a relationship, you still might not understand what it takes to have a great, successful relationship. Well, you’ve come to the right place. After years of speaking to and being around many successful couples who have been married for decades, I am about to spill the 10 secrets of successful relationships. I am going to give you all the advice you need to make your relationship work.

“The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.” B. R. Ambedkar

The 10 Secrets Of Successful Relationships


Have you ever tried talking to someone yet no matter how hard you try, they just don’t understand a word you’re saying? I have had that happen to me, and it is truly a struggle.

This happens because you and I were unable to effectively communicate. Many times we feel like we’re communicating when we’re really not and that causes a lot of frustration between both parties.

From watching a number of couples, I have realized that they all share the same skill- the gift of effective communication. Whenever the husband or the wife speaks, the other is very attentive and present.

They ensure that the other understands their point, and if not, they will repeat, speak more slowly, or find another way to bring their point across. I have been told that effective communication makes other areas of a couples’ lives much easier.



I feel like many of us think we are amazing listeners when in truth all we do is go around hearing things. The fact that we are always hearing things, to us, makes it seem like we are on the ball.

Did you know that there is a major difference between hearing what someone says and actually listening to what they’re saying?

Hearing requires no “commitment” or effort at all because it is just the act of perceiving a sound that comes across your eardrums. If you have no disability, then hearing simple happens by default. When you listen, however, it requires you to make a conscious decision.

Listening requires concentration, so your brain can process the things being said. So if you want to be successful in your future relationship, then how about practising listening and not just hearing stuff?

I have been guilty of just hearing stuff myself, and trust me, once I started listening, it greatly improved the quality of my relationships.



Showing gratitude is often times an overlooked aspect and so many relationships suffer because of it. It might sound really silly, but trust me, it works.

Every day that you’re with your spouse I am going to ask you to do this- find one thing to thank your spouse for. It might be something small that they do that you truly appreciate.

A great idea, I think, is to start a gratitude journal. Every night after work or each morning as you get up, write down one thing that you are thankful for in your spouse.

Do they always make you burned toast? Write it down. Are they super generous with hugs and kisses even when you’re not feeling sexy? Make it known.


Gratitude helps us to love well because it keeps us focused on the beauty in our relationship and the person we love. Click To Tweet



Social media has been a fantastic invention for us all. It enables us to keep in touch with our friends, family and so many other people across the world. The possibilities are just endless. Along with the pros of social media, it carries a set of cons as well.

So many relationships crash and burn because one or both spouses are constantly online. They are always on Facebook telling the world how wonderful their relationship is or constantly on Instagram showing pictures of their adorable relationship to their many followers.

While you’re busy cultivating and nurturing your relationship for the world to see, you are neglecting the relationship in real life. So, do yourself a favour, and put the cellphones down. Turn off the computers and spend some time with each other.

You should also make it a rule that when you go on dates, it is a no electronics zone.


How about once you get home from work, the house becomes a no-cellphone zone? Click To Tweet



I know this might sound like a contradiction, but everyone needs some alone time. It is absolutely wonderful to spend time together and to nurture the relationship. I agree.

What is also important is giving each other the space to be themselves or be with friends every once in a while.

In my last long-term relationship, for the first year, we spent practically every day together, and little did I know that it was driving him up the wall. He wanted to spend time with friends but was afraid of my response.

Take it from someone who has learned that hard way. Give each other a day or two a week to do things individually. This could be a hobby or meeting up with friends. Just give each other space. Plus, distance does make the heart grow fonder 🙂



I often hear couples that say they either don’t trust each other or only trust each other X percent. I’m sorry, but when I hear that, it just makes me giggle.

I can’t understand how you can have a successful relationship, marriage, partnership or anything for that matter without trust.

Trust means that you won’t constantly snoop through your partner’s phone if they have given you no reason to be suspicious.

It also means that if your spouse comes home late,  you fly into a jealous rage. If you want your relationship to be successful and not drive yourself mad in the process, then you need to trust each other completely…



Hands up for all the people out there who understand that relationships take work. There, I said it. A large portion of the work involves keeping the fire going even when you don’t feel like it.

When I was a little girl, I thought that love was a feeling and that once you fell in love then it would last forever.

As an adult, I have learned that love is a deliberate action. It is not a feeling because feelings change but when you decided to love your spouse, you made a conscious decision to do so continuously.

Every day, for the many years, you plan to be together, you need to work on the romance. Go out on dates together. Take vacations or just spice things up in the bedroom on a regular basis.

Don’t become complacent. Just because you’ve won their hearts doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t continue working hard to keep them too.



When you met your spouse, started dating and soon after, decided to stay together, they fell in love with you as you were. They appreciated your quirks, your habits and your general sense of identity.

I realize though, that many people after they have been with their significant other for an extended period of time, begin to change.

Small things that meant a lot to them no longer do, little hobbies they enjoyed doing are no longer important.

You are who you are, and you really shouldn’t have a need to change for your spouse. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t adopt positive changes if they apply, no.

I am saying that you shouldn’t feel uncomfortable in your own skin. That makes no sense to me at all. It is okay to disagree on topics because you have your own opinion.

Keep being you because that is what he or she really wants.


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Oh, here we go. Before I hear the groans, just understand that this right here is some valuable stuff that I wish they taught in relationship school.

As human beings, it is understandable to want your own way sometimes. You like to have strawberry ice cream with peaches on the side, a dash of sprinkles and a candy straw.

Relationships don’t always work the same way. Imagine a couple that is always arguing and throwing fits because they each want things to be run their own way.

I can imagine that it would sound a little bit like hell. Right?

A healthy relationship is a partnership, and in a partnership, compromise is necessary. At times you will need to compromise, and at times your spouse will need to compromise.

Take vacations for example. You want to go to a hotel, but your spouse wants to go hiking. How about finding a location that has a great hotel with an accessible hiking trail?

Compromise can be as easy or as difficult as you make it out to be.



I’ve heard so many spouses complain that their significant others “let themselves go” after they were together for an extended period of time.

At first, I was a bit confused by this phrase. Like what do you mean? Does that mean that if I get pregnant and gain some weight then my spouse will leave me?

No. It doesn’t. Keeping it up means that you work hard to, as much as is possible, present your best self to your husband.

This can mean that maybe once a week, you get super dolled up and shock them with how sexy you are.

You might love sweatpants and I do too. How about every now and then, swap those sweatpants for some leggings or jeggings?

Or maybe you could swap that over-sized shirt for a cropped sweater.


If you don't take care of your body it won't take care of you. Click To Tweet



All great relationships take work. Successful relationships stand the test of time because the two people involved made a choice.

They consistently decide to work together, keep at it, fight for their relationship and reap the benefits of their hard work.

Even if you love the other person with all your heart, if you don’t make the effort to show them in everything you do, then it will all be for nothing.

Your relationship is special so do your very best to treat it as such.

If you found this list of the 10 secrets of successful relationships helpful, then you will enjoy these tips to help you date with a purpose.

Also, let me know. Are you currently dating or in a relationship? Which tip will you try? I love reading your comments and hearing your thoughts so please comment down below. Also if you have any questions feel free to ask me them in the comment section below. Please also like and share this post and sign up so you never miss a thing!

Until next time.

Peace, love and prayers.

The 10 Secrets To Successful Relationships


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  1. February 15, 2018 / 9:05 AM

    Communication is definitely important and listening is a huge part of that. It helps to talk about issues that you have within the relationship and with each other. It builds trusts too.

    • February 15, 2018 / 3:57 PM

      I completely agree that talking about issues helps to build trust.

  2. February 15, 2018 / 9:20 AM

    You made so many beautiful points here. Gratitude is so important to me especially because it can be so easy to overlook. Paying attention to and being grateful for the positive things instead of dwelling on small slip ups makes a huge difference.

    • February 15, 2018 / 3:56 PM

      Thank you so much. I do believe that paying attention to small details really helps too.

  3. February 15, 2018 / 11:38 AM

    This is a great post. I particularly love gratitude. It is so important to be grateful towards your partners at all.
    Xx, Nailil

    • February 15, 2018 / 3:55 PM

      Thank you so much. I think gratitude helps your partner feel appreciated.

  4. February 15, 2018 / 12:34 PM

    For me it would be gratitude, communication and alone time =)

  5. February 15, 2018 / 2:22 PM

    I’m so happy you listed listening and communication first! These are so vital to a long – lasting relationship. My ex and I used to joke that the key to a happy marriage was separate houses. But that was while we were getting divorced.

    • February 15, 2018 / 3:51 PM

      Oh no. Sorry you had to go through the divorce. Bless!

  6. February 15, 2018 / 10:02 PM

    I don’t think that you have to be in a relationship to give relationship advice. The ten items listed in the post are great advices for people to maintain a great relationship with others in general. With any relationship, I think that communication is the key to having and maintaining a healthy relationship with others.

  7. February 16, 2018 / 12:21 AM

    These points are all very true! It is essential to work at your relationship with your partner – I’ve always said communication and trust is key

  8. February 16, 2018 / 12:30 AM

    These are so spot on!!! Nice list.

  9. Heather
    February 16, 2018 / 1:22 AM

    Looking through your list, it was clear to me that my husband and I are better at different elements listed. He’s better at the romance and communication, actually. But I think together we make a great pair.

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:24 PM

      That is wonderful. It is good that you work together

  10. February 16, 2018 / 1:22 AM

    All of these are so true. With my two failed relationships, communication, listening, and gratitude were missing. No matter how hard I tried I never felt heard or appreciated. Now being in a healthy relationship where we naturally fulfill these, I don’t know why I stayed in the others for so long!

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:23 PM

      Wow. It is great that you saw what was wrong and worked to make things right this time

  11. Kiwi
    February 16, 2018 / 4:07 AM

    I think detoxing is good for any relationship. We live in such a social world but sometimes its better to keep some things offline and keep the relationship saced and personal.

    • February 16, 2018 / 9:53 AM

      Yes. If we spend too much time online then we neglect the other person.

  12. February 16, 2018 / 4:31 AM

    Some fantastic points made, maintaining relationships is tricky and never an easy feat but these tips will definitely help

    • February 16, 2018 / 9:34 AM

      I do feel that if couples try these ten things then they will be more successful together.

  13. February 16, 2018 / 5:29 AM

    Yes, this is all so important. I’ve been married 16 years and my husband and I try to do all of this. Sometimes compromise can be tricky, but it is necessary at times.

  14. February 16, 2018 / 7:33 AM

    I really like the rule that says when you go on dates, it is a no electronics zone. It is hard to connect with someone who is constantly scrolling their phone.

    • February 16, 2018 / 8:42 AM

      Yes. It breaks my heart to see couples together but each person is on their phone

  15. Cassie
    February 16, 2018 / 7:41 AM

    This is a great article for tips on a successful relationship! Even though some of them seem like common sense, sometimes we get so caught up we forget simple things like communication and listening. personal time is important as well! It keeps us sane. Thanks for the tips xx

    • February 16, 2018 / 8:32 AM

      You are so welcome. I think in the midst of being in love we forget the small stuff.

  16. February 16, 2018 / 7:58 AM

    These are some absolutely perfect reasons as to things you need in a successful relationship you most definitely cannot go without trust and communication.

  17. Anne Yedlin
    February 16, 2018 / 8:12 AM

    This is such great advice! Communication is a HUGE plus in any relationship. I truly believe that is where you learn to trust each other. Being open and honest with your significant other is essential to making it work happily.

    • February 16, 2018 / 8:27 AM

      Yes, I completely agree that being open and honest is so important!

  18. February 16, 2018 / 10:24 AM

    If you do not communicate with you partner, you’re DOOMED from the start and you might as well just ditch the relationship… Because it means you are NOT COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO TALK TO HIM/HER about whatever is going on in your brain! This is a harsh reality. My husband and I talk about EVERYTHING – we tell each other EVERYTHING. We are not allowed to keep secrets. Sometimes, there are things he tells me, that I did not need to know but I APPRECIATE HIM BEING such an open book because it just means I Know I can TRUST HIM!

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:21 PM

      Wow! This response is everything! Thank you for being so open and honest. It really helps to shed light on the problem so many relationships have

  19. February 16, 2018 / 11:17 AM

    The romance part in our relationship definitely needs some work. Unfortunately, I’m actually starting to get used to its absence. Besides that, all other areas is almost perfect. Thanks for sharing this list. ☺️

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:19 PM

      Oh no. I hope you guys can work on it and rekindle the flame before it dies out

  20. February 16, 2018 / 12:42 PM

    I’ve been married almost 16 years – wow, that’s seems crazy to say. It’s important to listen for sure – just listen in silence – sometimes that’s all you need!

    • February 16, 2018 / 5:25 PM

      Wow. That is such an achievement. Congratulations!!!

  21. February 16, 2018 / 1:02 PM

    My fiancé and I are constantly talking about ways to improve our relationship before and during marriage. These are some great tips and I plan to share them with him!


    • February 16, 2018 / 5:24 PM

      Thank you so much. Congrats on your upcoming marriage!!

  22. February 16, 2018 / 2:13 PM

    Your post is so true. Having open communications is a must for a good relationship. Thanks for sharing.

  23. February 16, 2018 / 7:20 PM

    Feeling free and or comfortable to talk about anything with you partner is super important, also romance is super important to keep up in a relationship.

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:19 PM

      I agree that feeling free and comfortable with each other makes such a difference

  24. February 16, 2018 / 9:51 PM

    What you said are all true in a relationship. I’ve had my fair share of good and bad and it’s when I learned all the lesson I’ll be talking with me to the next.

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:17 PM

      That is great. Learn from the past and carry the lessons with you

  25. February 16, 2018 / 11:49 PM

    Nice tips! I love the part about compromise. It’s so important to remember that you are not the only person in a relationship.

  26. February 17, 2018 / 12:06 AM

    My hubby and I are pretty strong in every area but communication! We really struggle !

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:14 PM

      Keep working at it and you guys will be okay

  27. Chastity
    February 17, 2018 / 1:00 AM

    Communication is very key it’s so important in any relationship.

  28. February 17, 2018 / 1:02 AM

    ive been in my relationship now for sometime and having a personal time is so important. i think it is relevant not to lose your own self especially when you are sharing it with someone 🙂

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:12 PM

      Yes sometimes we get so wrapped up in each other and lose our individuality

  29. February 17, 2018 / 3:04 AM

    I wish I could insist on a no-cell zone in the house after a certain time. But that would take both of us wanting it and he just doesn’t see the importance of it. Instead, I focus on the gratitude. I am very grateful for how kind and wonderful he is.

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:09 PM

      Aww that is nice to hear. Maybe one day you both will have a no tech zone at home

  30. February 17, 2018 / 6:23 AM

    These are all great secrets of a successful marriage! My husband and I have been married for almost 15 years, but we’ve been together for over 17 years. These are all things that we practice in our relationship!

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:05 PM

      Wow! Congratulations on the many years of marriage. I wish you guys so many more!

  31. February 17, 2018 / 6:34 AM

    This is a great list and I completely agree that they are so important to have a good relationship. On reading this, I can see a few things that I could do better on.

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:04 PM

      I am really happy to hear that. Good luck with your relationship

  32. February 17, 2018 / 7:23 AM

    I agree with so many of these! But for me and my fiance, we started dating 9 years ago when we were in high school, so we did change quite a bit since then, growing up and having opinions that change and evolve as we did. I don’t necessarily think change is bad, but I would never change just to please someone.

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:03 PM

      Wow. You guys grew together. That is so awesome to hear. Congrats on your marriage

  33. February 17, 2018 / 7:39 AM

    Love these tips as they are fittingly true! I was just talking with my daughter about trust in a relationship. Many think it’s instantaneous when they start dating but it’s really not. Trust, I feel, is built over time and even though it can be very difficult to do, it is possible to develop. But I especially love the one about social media…my hubby and I just got back from our 25th anniversary trip and although we did post on social media, we set time aside for each other to focus on ourselves 😉

    • February 17, 2018 / 4:01 PM

      That is great that you took the time to discuss things with your daughter. Congrats on your anniversary. I hope you guys enjoyed yourselves

  34. February 17, 2018 / 8:15 AM

    I love this post. This is so true. Making a targeted effort to make your relationship work.

  35. February 17, 2018 / 8:59 AM

    Excellent post! So many good things, I love that you put communication first because that is something my husband and I need to work on every day, we were born in different countries with a different language so we need to overcome that.

  36. February 17, 2018 / 9:10 AM

    Completely agree with what you say. For me communication and trust is everything. We try to talk about things as they arise, and never go to sleep angry.

    • February 17, 2018 / 3:59 PM

      Oh now that is fantastic news. Continue being awesome together

  37. February 17, 2018 / 10:54 AM

    These are all key for healthy relationships. Communication is one of the biggest things for my husband and I .

  38. February 17, 2018 / 11:19 AM

    Yes to all of these! So so important.

  39. February 17, 2018 / 2:41 PM

    I really love your post. These tips are on point, having good communications is necessary for any good relationship. Thanks for sharing.

  40. February 17, 2018 / 5:45 PM

    These are some fantastic relationship tips! But the fact when the other person changes you have to give up too. I hate when the person doesn’t want the relationship and there’s nothing to fight for. All matters when two individuals are ready to do anything to make the relationship last.

    • February 20, 2018 / 10:15 AM

      Yea that is sad. It does take both partners wanting the relationship for it to work. then again, prayer moves mountains

  41. Rosey
    February 17, 2018 / 7:17 PM

    Once trust is broken, it’s so hard to repair the relationship. I know it can be done, but only if both parties are committed. I think the key to a successful relationship is being ready (on both parts) and only coupling with someone who is trust worthy to start with (don’t ignore the red flags ladies and gentleemen).

    • February 20, 2018 / 10:14 AM

      I do agree that each person in a relationship needs to be ready to put in the work to make the relationship successful

  42. February 17, 2018 / 9:22 PM

    This is such a good read! My friends always go for me for advice whenever they have problem in their relationship, I always tell them communication and being honest is the key.

  43. February 17, 2018 / 9:35 PM

    I love that you included detox. You are so right! Communication is so important. Listening too!

    • February 20, 2018 / 10:12 AM

      Thanks. I think social media plays a big part in relationships so I think stepping away will also have a big impact

  44. Indrani
    February 18, 2018 / 1:00 AM

    So well enumerated. I can relate to these points very well.None can be ignored.

  45. February 18, 2018 / 2:16 AM

    I stand big for keeping the romance alive in my relationship! I like keeping the fire alive and strong – as well as keeping the communication fresh. Your tips are super helpful!

    • February 20, 2018 / 10:11 AM

      Thanks so much. That is great that you keep the romance alive

  46. February 18, 2018 / 4:44 AM

    These are great tips and all very true!

  47. February 18, 2018 / 5:29 AM

    Communication is definitely a very important part of any successful relationship. It is something that my husband and I definitely prioritize in our own marriage.

  48. February 18, 2018 / 8:11 AM

    Those are all great things if you want to maintain a healthy relationship. I made a point of it not to have my phone on with me when we are together. Unless I am expecting a phone call from my daughter. Aside from that it’s not out. Even when I was with my ex I didn’t want it to be a distraction and never kept it out.

    • February 20, 2018 / 10:06 AM

      That is just great to hear. You sound like a great guy

  49. February 18, 2018 / 8:23 AM

    I believe Communication is very important in a relationship. I also feel you have to show appreciation for what your partners do and not take things for granted.

    • February 20, 2018 / 10:04 AM

      These are great tips to add to the relationship book

  50. February 18, 2018 / 10:30 AM

    If you have bad communication in a relationship it is bound to not go well, even if its not a romantic relationship. I agree with most people and think it is very important in romantic relations as well.

    • February 20, 2018 / 10:03 AM

      I do think that even platonic relationships suffer greatly from lack of communication. It affects everyone.

  51. February 18, 2018 / 12:04 PM

    I think communication is the most important of all of them. Sometimes we dont say things in the right moment or when we should

    • February 20, 2018 / 10:02 AM

      I agree. We don’t say the things that need to be said until it is too late to even say them

  52. February 18, 2018 / 2:25 PM

    my marriage has been rocky for a year now reading this , i have hope on getting things back on track

    • February 20, 2018 / 10:01 AM

      Oh no! I hope you guys can get back on track. My prayers are with you

  53. Hannah Marie
    February 18, 2018 / 5:47 PM

    I totally agree on this list. As a mom and a housewife, myself, I am longing to have some ME TIME. I am always with my kids 24/7. Please don’t get me wrong, I need to keep my sanity. Lol! We deserve some break too.

    • February 20, 2018 / 9:59 AM

      I have lots of friends who are parents and I completely agree that me time is very necessary to maintain your sanity and your relationship.

  54. February 18, 2018 / 6:33 PM

    I think that all the points mentioned in your post are very important. Sometimes we know these simple rules, but we don’t really apply them in our lives. When I start a new relationship I’ll definitely try to remember about them! 🙂

    • February 20, 2018 / 9:57 AM

      Thank you! i agree that is easy to talk about and a bit harder to implement but still very possible.

  55. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    February 18, 2018 / 7:51 PM

    These are some great secrets of successful relationship. Communication, loyal, trust and honesty are one of the most important and the key to have a successful relationship.

    • February 20, 2018 / 9:56 AM

      Thank you. I believe that if you practice these tips then you truly can have a successful relationship

  56. February 19, 2018 / 12:54 AM

    This blog was SPOT ON! Great job! I’ve been married for 26 years and all of these things are important.

    • February 20, 2018 / 9:51 AM

      Thank you so much and congrats on your many years of marriage!!

  57. February 19, 2018 / 3:20 AM

    Honestly when i was kid I thought rships were just like in movies but when i start dating i realize its a lot of work like now i know marriage is an institution for real// Decisions are made by two not by one and thats where I struggle because I love making my own decisions

    • February 20, 2018 / 9:50 AM

      Yes I can be a very difficult situation when you like having your way but that’s when compromise comes in

  58. February 19, 2018 / 5:31 AM

    Personal time is such an important factor to me. Put the phone down and look at me when we hang out!

  59. Jessica T
    February 19, 2018 / 9:38 AM

    I think these are some great tips for having a successful relationship. Having been divorced and remarried I definitely know how important some of these are

    • February 19, 2018 / 1:33 PM

      Thank you so much. Sorry to hear about your divorce

  60. February 19, 2018 / 9:39 AM

    These are so important! For newly weds and for long term marriages! It’s funny how much we get use to things and forget that we still need all these!

    • February 19, 2018 / 1:28 PM

      I know right! It is very easy to get caught up in everything

  61. February 19, 2018 / 1:40 PM

    Communication and romance are so important in a relationship. Thank you for these tips!

  62. Annreeba
    February 19, 2018 / 1:51 PM

    These all are some great tips. Trust is the base of all relationships. I also love the part about compromise. It’s so important to remember that you are not the only person in a relationship.

    • February 20, 2018 / 9:39 AM

      Thank you so much. I think it an be easy to forget the us part

  63. February 19, 2018 / 11:42 PM

    I agree to every point you mentioned while trust and personal time will top my
    It always takes 2 people to build a happy relationship.

    • February 20, 2018 / 8:08 AM

      Thank you so much. It really does take two willing people

  64. February 21, 2018 / 1:46 AM

    All these are very important in any relationship, whether it’s with a significant other or a family member/friend. I think it’s important not to change unless it’s for the better. A lot of times people allow certain situations in life to take over and they change who they are thinking it will help. It doesn’t always.

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:45 PM

      This was such a good addition!! Thanks for your thoughts

  65. hal
    February 21, 2018 / 2:55 AM

    great post! I think gratitude is the answer to almost everything – oh yeah & communication too!

  66. February 21, 2018 / 2:49 PM

    Indeed these are the key. For me, Love, trust and communication are the three most important key to a successful and happy relationship. Make sure that Love is going stronger everyday and make the trust and communication burning.

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:28 PM

      That is so great to hear. Please keep it up

  67. February 23, 2018 / 12:32 AM

    Everything you listed is for sure the best ways to stay together with your spouse. I have been married for 27 years and communication is on the top.

    • February 23, 2018 / 6:45 AM

      Wow. Congratulations on your many years of marriage

  68. February 24, 2018 / 9:53 PM

    I agree with all these. Compromise is probably the hardest for me.

  69. February 25, 2018 / 1:04 AM

    I completely agree with everything you said. A relationship is a lot of work but you can facilitate it working. Communicating with your partner makes everything clear for sure but listening is also key to understanding. xx corinne

  70. February 26, 2018 / 5:14 AM

    All of these are so important, especially trust. I feel like without trust your relationship is doomed to fail. I really enjoyed reading your perspective. So many of those things I know are important but I don’t think about them like I should.

    • March 2, 2018 / 2:43 PM

      Thank you so much. I do agree that if the two people involved don’t trust each other then there is no foundation to build on

  71. February 26, 2018 / 3:26 PM

    I couldn’t agree more! Especially with trust being the top main one!

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