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6 best relationship advice you wish you knew

By Bernice Ansah
6 best relationship advice you wish you knew
6 best relationship advice you wish you knew
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Being in love is an amazing feeling: the constant excitement, longing for each other, the occasional fights and then making up - all make love a bumpy yet pleasurable ride.

Also, a romantic relationship takes a lot of effort, sacrifices, compromises, and understanding to make it a happy and fulfilling one.

If you are in a relationship that you don’t want to ever jeopardize, here are the 6 best pieces of advice that might help you:

1. True romance remains in the small things

Do the small things. We’ve heard it before but it’s true: It’s the little things that matter. In any genuine long-term loving relationship, we give a greater romantic weight to the small gestures that show us evidence of love beyond the brief time spent with each other. There are those who specialize in one-off grand romantic gestures: giving diamonds, whisking their lover abroad, or taking them for lavish dinners at fancy restaurants. However, those actions mainly express a momentary mood and not enduring, profound love, always remember that "big things build the structure, little things fill in the gaps.” Simply put, invest in the small routines, not the grand gestures.

2. Never take your partner for granted

It is very important to realize that everyone has a breaking point, and if their needs are not met or they don’t feel seen by the other, they will more than likely find it somewhere else. Thus, it is important to make your partner feel appreciated and valued.

3. ​Make sure you are meeting your partner’s needs

Loving relationships are a process by which we get our needs met and meet the needs of our partners too. When that exchange is mutually satisfying, then good feelings continue to flow. When it is not, then things turn sour, and the relationship ends.

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​4. Don't answer to anyone but each other

Worrying a lot about what other people think can be very destructive to a relationship. Instead of considering what the people around want for you, jot down what you want from each other and from your lives. Remind each other that you are the only ones to answer to at the end of the day.

5. Don’t just say it, show it

Make an effort to allow your deeds to correspond with your words. Don't just say " I love you" to your partner, show them by caring and investing your time and everything into them. Always be a doer in love.

6. Don’t ever get too old for romance

Even if you're married, never stop dating your spouse. Love is active. If children are involved, don't make it all about the children. They won't be around forever, but the two of you will. Spice your love moments up to keep the relationship alive.