6 things long-lasting couples do
30 May 2019 | 12:40 pm
Want to keep love alive for years and years? Try these 6 tips. 1. Share a bank account to take away some of the financial burdens and show your commitment. 2. Traveling together will help you build a stronger bond and create memories. 3. Holding hands is a solid expression of intimacy and pair-bonding. 4. Going on dates with each other may sound obvious, but it'll help keep the spark going. 5. Listen earnestly to your partner to maximize empathy and understanding. 6. Communication is the key to any successful long-term relationship.
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1 Jul 2021
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