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10 Things Successful Couples Do Differently

Want to ensure that you and your partner stay together? These are the things successful couples do differently (and you should do them too).

No two couples are alike, and that’s an amazing thing. Each love is as unique as the two people who share it, and that’s exactly what makes it so special. There are a few things, though, that even the most unique of couples do together that ensure they manage to go the distance with their love.

1. Spend time alone together

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The strongest of couples tend to be around each other most of the time, but it doesn’t stop them from still getting in their alone time.

A couple that can go the distance is able to sit together, doing completely different activities and feel completely content with it.

Even if they’re both on their laptops, and he’s looking up YouTube videos while she surfs Pinterest, being able to spend time together while doing their own thing is an excellent indicator that they’re built to last.

2. Binge watch shows on Netflix

It’s the age of the binge watch, and one of the best things about it is that there are so many shows to be watched for hours on end during a Saturday night chill session. When it comes to being in a relationship, a strong couple has things in common—specifically, at least one show that they can get excited about together.

3. Cook together

It’s romantic for couples to cook for each other, but cooking together will actually make the relationship stronger. When partners manage to bond over a hot stove and spices, their connection is likely to deepen, helping them to solidify their relationship. It can even lead to some very hot spontaneous kitchen sex, which is never a bad thing.

4. Go on vacation

glamorous happy young couple riding a vintage scooter in the street

A couple needs to go on vacation together so they can enjoy the euphoria of being away from the daily grind together. It helps them to work together in a strange place and learn how to enjoy each other’s company for 24 hours a day for as long as the vacation lasts.

It’s important to note how the vacation goes because it’s supposed to be relaxing and stress-free. When couples manage to go on vacation together, keep the fighting at bay and actually enjoy the entire trip, it really makes their relationship last.

5. Laugh

Sharing a sense of humor is one of the best ways to keep a relationship going. After all, laughter is one of the best things the world has to offer.

When a couple shares the same sense of humor and even has inside jokes together, they make their chances of lifelong love that much stronger. Laughing together will keep the relationship young, fun and full of happiness for as long as they’re together.

6. Workout

Both partners want the other to take good care of themselves because they love one another, so what’s better than doing it together?

Whatever their workout, be it jogging or lifting weights, when a couple works out together, they are taking care of each other in a way. Also, they’re sweaty and unkempt, so it brings them closer together because seeing each other in a less than dolled up state will help them to appreciate each other’s natural beauty.

7. Sleep together

This doesn’t mean having sex. Actually, sleeping next to each other will strengthen the relationship because it manages to solidify the level of comfort and vulnerability they feel with each other.

Being able to pass out next to each other and wake up feeling refreshed with the first thing they see being their partner will allow a couple to grow accustomed to their partnership.

8. Go out with other couple friends

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Being able to enjoy the company of others together keeps a relationship going long after the honeymoon phase is over. This brings out their own personal couple style. When they find a way to be socially fun as a couple unit, they are more inclined to appreciate their partner that much more.

9. Get out of their comfort zone together

When a couple gets adventurous together, this strengthens their relationship. Going sky diving or ziplining together will get the adrenaline going and increase the level of trust they feel for one another. This will make the relationship that much stronger because the couple in question will always have those crazy adventures to look back on when they’re old and grey.

10. Shop together

Shopping for things together strengthens the relationship because it not only teaches the couple how to split the household costs but also to work together towards a common goal. If they’re in need of a new sofa, going out together and searching for one they both love will help them to create a space that’s theirs, bringing them closer together.

These are just a few of the things that keep couples together well into their golden years. What do you and your partner do to ensure your relationship lasts forever?

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Angie B.

Angie B. is an avid book reader and dabbler in all things creative. Words are her paramours and she lives to love. Her friends call her their personal therapist and she loves giving advice on relationships, style choices and everything in between.

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