To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.Unknown
Do you really wanna know the "secret" to a long lasting relationship?
It’s not treating it like one. What I mean is, treat your relationship like it is brand new and ever changing. The problem with ‘long term’ is many people get too secure or comfortable with their partner and their ‘status’. You are in love with a person and you have to realize things change …constantly.
Your perception of your partner will change. Their appearance will change. They will have mood swings and insecurities. You will get into arguments and disagree on tons of issues, some that will never be resolved. This is what makes relationships REAL. Two people cannot be together without change, acceptance, disagreements, growth and sacrifice.
Try to view every day with your partner as a once in a lifetime chance to be with someone who makes you happy. Will your relationship last? I have no idea and I don’t have tips or tricks to ‘keep it fresh.’ What I can tell you is that respecting your partner and relishing in the time you do have together will make a difference in both your lives.
Forget past mistakes and forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it.William J. Durant