Make love last: the five habits that all happy couples share
The good news? This means being in a happy couples isn't just for the lucky. Anyone can achieve ‘effortless’ happiness, it’s just a matter of learning the right romantic habits...
1. Take the time to laugh together
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people – Victor Borge
In a healthy relationship, there are many ties that bind. However, laughing together has to be one of the most joyful – and one of the most necessary. Not only can shared jokes make you feel really connected to someone, laughter can also be a stress reducer, an energy booster and it can even increase intimacy over time.1 No wonder happy couples make it a daily priority to take time out to laugh together!
2. Make time for just the two of you
Love is friendship set on fire – Jeremy Taylor
Truly happy couples come about when two people can’t wait to spend time together; as friends as well as lovers. It doesn’t matter what it is they choose do - hang-gliding, pottery, bird-watching, competitive scrabble - as long as they do it as a team. Indeed, it’s ok to start with simple shared hobbies, something as easy as cooking together, for it’s that process of communicating and working together that counts.2