Not-So-Common Ways to Make a Relationship Last
Relationships can be tricky to manage. Both of you have tons on your plate all the time and the relationship can take a beating because of it. We all know that communication is the most important key to unlock the blissful success of a relationship, but what else can help your relationship last? Check some of these tips to keep your significant other on their toes…in a good way of course! --Desire Thompson
Everyone enjoys a sweet text message. Try taking it back to the "Dear John" days with hand written notes. They don’t need to be in envelopes, it can be just as simple as post it notes in his favorite color or remind them of a funny moment you shared earlier in the day. It shows that you’re still thinking about them when they aren’t around.
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If you never noticed, guys love gifts. Sure it sounds a little lame, but when someone says “You don’t have to get me anything” the translation is “I really want something!”
Take the time to create nifty gifts for your significant other. A neat gift idea is the "want/need fun bag.”
Sometimes the smallest things can help remind you why you fell for them in the first place!
Less Reminiscing, More Spontaneity
Leave the past where it should be and create new memories by doing things out of your comfort zone. Have lunches with his family, work out issues with him rather than talking to your friends about it and be spontaneous! Hit the town with your boo and be happy to show him off instead of the other way around.
Another issue with relationships can be the constant need for the person you fell for rather than who you are today. Constantly looking back at the past will keep you in the wrong mentality. Relationships grow only of both people are willing to accept change in themselves and each other.