#1 Try your best to love your partner unconditionally even if it seems hard not to be selfish. [Read: What is unconditional love?]
#2 Think from your partner’s perspective when it comes to matters of the heart.
#3 End an argument as soon as possible, even if hugging your partner is the last thing on your mind. [Read: How to fight fair in a relationship]
#4 Make love regularly, but never allot times for it. Scheduling a time for sex makes it a chore that can start to become a bore.
#5 Communicate with each other and grow together in love, but never grow apart with lack of communication as the years pass by. [Read: How to communicate in love]
#6 Learn to give space to each other to become better individuals. Even the closest of relationships need some alone time to miss each other now and then. [Read: The importance of space in a relationship]
#7 Never take each other for granted. This is the easiest way to fall prey to affairs and arguments.
#8 Say a white lie when you need to, especially if it’s a little lie that won’t change your relationship, but will make your partner feel happy.
#9 Never shy away from positive criticism. As long as you say it in a constructive manner, it’ll help your partner become a better person.
#10 Be the shoulder to lean on, no matter what. Tough times are the most testing phases of a relationship. Stand by your partner, and when the storm ends, love will shine brighter.
#11 Never argue in public, but indulge in public display of affection. [Read: PDA etiquette]
#12 Date each other even if you’ve been together for years. It keeps the love alive. [Read: How to stay in love forever]
#13 Look sexy for each other, and that includes a flat tummy. Just because you’re in a relationship doesn’t mean you should let yourself go and look shabby.
#14 Compliment your partner, even if it’s a regular chore or habit. Compliments are the best way to thank a special someone for the effort they’ve taken for you, however small it may be.
#15 Celebrate the special days. Birthdays and anniversaries may repeat itself too many times, but it’s these milestones that create memories.
#16 Never intentionally try to make your partner feel bad or look bad. It’ll leave a lasting scar that can hurt the relationship.
#17 Learn to forgive without holding grudges. As hard as it may be, forgiveness is one of the qualities of true love that matters most in a relationship.
#18 Respect your partner whole heartedly.
#19 Understand that your partner can have crushes on others too. It’s a difficult thought, but if you admire someone else, so can your partner. [Read: Insecurity in a relationship]
#20 Trust your partner and your instincts, even if others say otherwise. [Read: How to build trust in a relationship]
#21 Never grumble or badmouth each other even if you’re tempted to, out of anger or frustration.
#22 Learn to spend quality time with each other. There’s no better way to fall more in love with each other as the relationship grows.
#23 Behave like children now and then. A few pillow fights or cute wrestles can never hurt anyone. But it can help both of you enjoy the relationship.
#24 Be spontaneous with your affections. Don’t always wait for special occasions or moments to express your love. Spontaneous surprises are always happier than planned surprises.
#25 Whatever works! No relationship is alike. Instead of learning from someone else’s relationship, learn from your own relationship’s successes and failures.