It's common for relationships to deteriorate after a while. If you recognize yourself in any of these five things, it's time to change your habits before it's too late.
Relationships aren't always easy. Some even say that most relationships hit a wall after three years. However, when you're in love, you hold on, you don't just give up! Unfortunately, love can be blind and this blindness can lead to situations that threaten a relationship.
Relationships take work
If, after a long day at work, all you want is to do is go home, lie down on your couch and play Candy Crush, think again! Indeed, your significant other is probably just as tired as you are, and needs to relax as much as you do. So, Candy Crush can wait - you can beat your record some other time. In the meantime, have a snack and chat with your partner!
Being in a relationship means sticking together through the good and the bad. So, there is no point in getting upset or screaming. Tension within a relationship is one of the main reasons relationships fail. Of course, that doesn't mean you should avoid discussing certain things with your partner. Just try saying them with a little restraint and savoir-vivre, and you'll notice that what you have to say will be taken seriously!
Relationships require maintenance
When you've been in a relationship for a while, you're likely to have settled into a (healthy or unhealthy) routine. To overcome this, the best thing you can do is get out of our comfort zone. Go to the movies instead of spending hours in front of your computer screen, or go out with your friends. The key is to never take your relationship for granted. Switching things up a little will help keep the spark you felt at the beginning of your relationship alive!