Another secret for a long marriage: partners need to commit to making it work, no matter what.
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.
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.
When people feel recognized as special and appreciated, they're happier in that relationship and more motivated to make the relationship better and stronger. Make small gestures that show you're paying attention: Hug, kiss, hold hands, buy a small gift, send a card, fix a favorite dessert, put gas in the car, or tell your partner, 'You're sexy,' 'You're the best dad,' or simply say 'Thank you for being so wonderful.'"— Terri Orbuch, Ph.
D., professor at Oakland University and author of "There’s no such thing as a failed romance.
Soaking up all the wisdom you can from relationship therapists, researchers, matchmakers, and more.
Here, we've distilled it down to the very best advice 15 experts have learned.
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?
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.