Being in long-term love is nice, don’t get us wrong, but partnership is a marathon, not a sprint. Which is why we liked this little tip we read about how to make your relationship sweeter (and it doesn’t even cost anything):
MensHealth.com — hey, it’s useful for women too! — says paying your partner a compliment is a little thing that can net big results:
Small things add up in the long haul, according to a 25-year study of 373 married couples funded by the National Institute of Health. The research found that couples who gave regular affective affirmations were the happiest.
And that’s not all — check out the full article here to read more tips on how to get through the rough patches, including why you should consider smiling when you’re maddest at him. A tall order, to be sure, but we’re willing to try it.
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