7 Tips For A Happy Relationship

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Want to know how to keep the spark alive in your relationship so you can avoid a breakup? Looking for the secret to a healthy, long-lasting relationship? We asked a couple friends and now we’re coming at you with six tried and true tips from people who have enjoyed a long, happy relationship with their significant other.

Go On Dates

Keep dating each other. Even if life seems too busy, meet at the end of the evening for something light and easy, like watching your favorite TV show together or sharing a meal. Dates keep things fresh so go on more of those.

Give Space

Give each other some space. Sometimes people need time alone time, or to spend time with friends. Give your SO some space to do what they need to do for themselves.

Forgive & Forget

No need to always remember and bring up the bad things that happened in the past, especially if they haven’t repeated themselves. Don’t be the one that brings up old news in an argument. Be the one to end the fight.

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Disagree

Agree that it’s okay to disagree on some issues, and leave it at that. No need to argue over differences, especially if your differences aren’t that big a deal in the grand scheme of things. You don’t have to agree on everything. And you won’t. That’s totally okay.

Reminisce

Take time to look back, relive your memories, and share what brought you together. Especially when times are difficult, lean back on each other and rely on these old memories as your foundation for why you two are still together.

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Make New Memories

Enjoy special moments, special anniversary, dates, and events together. Why spend all your time looking back on the past when you can be forging a stronger future?

Start with these simple tips and you’ll be well on your way to a happy relationship that lasts!

By Emily Kato

Emily Kato is a Make Him Yours XO contributor based in Boston, MA.

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