How to make a long-term relationship work

An increasing number of long-term relationships, including marriages, appear to be ending these days. There are many things that we can do to salvage relationships or prevent them from becoming stale in the first place. Continue reading for our top tips on how to make yours work.

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Trust and Honesty

Without these two things, a relationship cannot genuinely succeed. You may choose to stay together, but the chances are neither of you will be happy. With social media making old flames easily accessible as well as a whole host of others, it is very easy to become suspicious about our partners’ activities. However, if you are tempted to check their phone or go through their pockets, you really need to talk to them about how their actions are making you feel before jumping to conclusions.



Being able to have an open discourse with your partner is vital. Communication should be about all aspects of your life, not limited to how your day went and the weather. This makes for an incredibly dull relationship and thus opens the possibility of one or both of you becoming bored. If you are feeling a certain way, it is imperative to convey this to your partner. As elaborated above, being open will help to prolong your relationship.


Date Nights

Date nights are not simply reserved for couples in the early stages of their relationship. They are important to ensure you show an effort on a regular basis. Sitting opposite each other enjoying a nice meal together allows you time to chat about how things are as well as re-engaging with one another on an intimate level. Although dinner together is lovely, finding a variety of activities you enjoy works well. From long walks holding hands to a competitive game of bowling, engaging with one another should be fun.



Maintaining a certain level of intimacy in your relationship is important. It shows that you still have a level of passion for your partner. If there is a problem, for example, erectile dysfunction, there is no need to take Kamagra to reignite the flame and get things going. It is important to discuss the issue with your physician to ensure that whatever treatment they prescribe has been fully tested and will pose no or little harm to your health. 

Where there is no physical problem, try to increase the passion by sending a few dirty text messages to your partner. Invest in a new outfit and make a little effort to spend quality time together. Creating a spark can be enough to get the ball rolling and your physical relationship back on track.


Spend Time Together and Apart

Spending time together helps to create a meaningful relationship, but it is also healthy to choose to engage in hobbies and activities with friends as well. Having interests away from one another gives you something extra to talk about too. There has been an increase in long distance relationships because- let’s face it- having your own space and independence is amazing. However, it can get a little challenging, especially during COVID isolation, which is why couples need to learn how to deal with long distance relationships in order to make things work. Couples who do everything with one another and nothing apart tend to find this problematic. A bit of distance really can help remind you what you love about your partner.

Jessica Alexander

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