Surprisingly, psychologists have found that it's not the grand gestures or the extreme passion of a good sex life that makes a marriage last in the long term...it's the little things like taking care of one another and paying attention to all of those small things throughout the days of your lives together. That small bit of attention goes a long way and more often than not lasts longer than the grand gestures.
In other words, grand gestures without the in-between communication, support and engagement might very well be a sign your relationship won't last.
Relationships that have open and honest communication, where there is an interest in one another, remembering the little things like saying thank you or taking care of something for your spouse...these are the elements that make a relationship endure.
This article is a testament to interaction and paying attention to one another and having personal exchanges multiple times during the week and most definitely during the day. Isolation and disconnect are definitely killers to any relationship.
Selected excerpt(s) and linked article courtesy of Minda Zetlin for Inc. This Morning Newsletter. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.