When that exchange is mutually satisfying, then good feelings continue to flow.When it is not, then things turn sour, and the relationship ends.Soaking up all the wisdom you can from relationship therapists, researchers, matchmakers, and more.Here, we’ve distilled it down to the very best advice 15 experts have learned.Personal experience proves it too: From our eighth-grade romance to our most recent breakup drama, “love isn’t easy” is a life lesson we know all too well.depend upon countless factors, but your own actions, words, and thoughts undoubtedly play a role.One thing that’ll give you an advantage in the game of love?Sorry, but the browser you're using is no longer supported by Fiverr.
When people feel recognized as special and appreciated, they’re happier in that relationship and more motivated to make the relationship better and stronger. Make small gestures that show you’re paying attention: Hug, kiss, hold hands, buy a small gift, send a card, fix a favorite dessert, put gas in the car, or tell your partner, ‘You’re sexy,’ ‘You’re the best dad,’ or simply say ‘Thank you for being so wonderful.'”— Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., licensed marriage and sex therapist, expert at Adam and Eve, and Greatist expert“For long-lasting love, the more similarity (e.g., age, education, values, personality, hobbies), the better.Partners should be especially sure that their values match before getting into marriage.‘No relationship is perfect’ shouldn’t be used as a rationalization for complacency.”— Irina Firstein, LCSW, individual and couples therapist“A friend taught me that no matter how in love you are or how long you’ve been together, it’s important to take an exhale from your partnership.Hang out with girlfriends until late in the evening, take a weekend trip to visit family, or just spend time ‘doing you’ for a while. D., assistant professor of communication, Texas State University“‘You are my everything’ is a lousy pop-song lyric and an even worse relationship plan. Create relationships outside The Relationship, or The Relationship isn’t going to work anymore.”— Matt Lundquist, LCSW, couples therapist“Sex isn’t just about orgasms.