Relationships are hard. Finding somebody you want to spend time can be difficult enough, but once that happens, you've got to deal the task of maintenance: keeping things fresh, finding time for each other, and generally just coming up ways to navigate the tricky ups and downs every partnership faces. Lucky for you, we've come up with 101 relationship tipsjsome big, some smalljthat'll help you improve any partnership.
Plus, we asked a few of our favorite relationship experts for their tips, including life and dating coach and Huffington Post blogger Kira Sabin, relationships author Samara O'Shea (whose forthcoming book Loves Me ... Not is worth a read), and the sex and relationships editor at The Frisky Ami Angelowicz.
From how to deal with jealousy to how to get over a potentially deadly lull, we've got 101 relationship tips that you can start implementing right now, so start reading!
It might sound obvious, but when you really allow yourself to listenjand ask questions aboutjwhat your partner says, it not only leads to better conversations, but also better communication.
2. Take a few days apart.
Missing each other is a great way to reconnect. Try grabbing some girlfriends for an overnight or a weekend getaway every few months.
3. Find a support team.
Have a handful of great friends or family members you can call so your significant other doesn't have to hear every small grievance going on your life.
4. Put away your phones.
One of the biggest relationship tips is to give your undivided attention when your partner is speaking. It's is one of the most important things you can do.
5. Volunteer together.
Giving back is a great way to keep perspective of how great your relationship is, and how lucky you both are.
6. Create a checklist.
Jot down new and fun things you want to accomplish for a day as a duo.
7. Talk to couples over 65 years old.
Get relationship tips from them, and see what you can take away to apply to your relationship.