15 Things Couples Do To Keep Their Relationships Healthy

"Just because you're married doesn't mean you're not dating anymore."

The secret to a healthy and happy marriage is that there's no secret — but there are a few tips that can help. Like all good things in life, it takes work and care. Relationships need to be nurtured, regardless of how long the couple has been together. So what are things people are doing to ensure their relationships stay healthy? 



Earlier today, Reddit user SolidFlow asked that very question, writing, "Married people of Reddit, what are the 'little things' that keep your marriage healthy?" The post has already received over 1,800 responses. Both people who are married and people who are in long-term relationships responded with their best advice from their personal experience with their significant others.

Here are some of the things people do to maintain a happy and healthy relationship. 

1. They don't stop dating.

2. They don't bottle up their feelings.

3. They express gratitude.

4. They take care of their home together and help each other reach their goals.

5. They make each other laugh.

6. Even when they can't find the right words, they make sure they're there for them.

7. They've learned to let things go.



8. They take turns cooking.

9. They admit to their mistakes and apologize.

10. They give their partner the "big half."

11. They give each other space, but express their love every chance they get.

12. They are each other's No. 1 priority.

13. They communicate openly and honestly.

14. They plan things together.



15. They're best friends.

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