"That’s what it takes to build a long lasting relationship. It’s an effort put in within two people. It’s a “We” effort not a “Me” effort. Someone asked me earlier, if doing all of the work in a relationship while the other person just benefits wrong? I would say yes it’s wrong. It should be a equal amount of effort and support to make anything last. Once love is established in a relationship, actively expressing love to each other will maintain and increase the loving feelings in each other. If you are aiming for a long lasting relationship you need to commit as a whole to each others emotional well-being, even when it isn’t easy. Understanding each others mutual feelings is a must. Strive to understand and respect your differences. Share and clarify your differing perspectives, and try to see from each other’s point of view.
You have to be there for each other through thick and thin. Through the happy, sad, and bad times no matter what. Be willing to provide hugs, kisses, and emotional comfort in all circumstances. Be each others emotion support in time of need. Trust is key to making a long lasting relationship work. Really try to get to know each other and build a connection between you that’s strong and enduring. Make an effort to see each other whenever you can, but also know when to give each other space. You should treat your relationship as something special, personal and private between you two, out of respect for each other. Never go off and talk bad about your relationship. A relationship is between two people, you and partner, not anyone else.
Striving for happiness and love should be the number one focus. Whatever you can do to improve your relationship or make it healthier, do it. You shouldn’t be embarrassed in expressing yourself to your partner. Become close and really comfortable with each other physically and emotionally. And please try not to compare your relationship to anyone else’s. Every couple makes their own love rules, love agreements, love habits, love routines, and so on. Just focus on you two and making your relationship the best that it can be. Share every part of yourself, your heart, mind and soul, not just your body. Include each other in every decision. One’s worry is the other’s, because both will be affected by it. I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are, or where you live. There are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together."