Being in a committed relationship requires dedication and hard work.  It takes more than love and promises to maintain a meaningful connection.   Particularly, when times are tough or conflict occurs.  And, challenges, disagreements, and conflict happen in loving partnerships. Successful couples use stressful moments to grow closer together, not rip each other apart.

Couples who report an overall positive relationship have the ability to appreciate, enjoy, and support each other throughout their life together. What is the secret to happily ever after?  Below is an article on 10 secrets to strong and thriving relationships after decades of being together.