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Falling in love can be exciting and triumphant, but staying in love needs continued mutual effort. By committing to these five expert-backed priorities, you and your partner can understand what adjustments your relationship needs to become healthier and last longer.
The intimacy, the affection, the butterflies in the stomach一nothing seems better than the feeling of being in love. However, relationships, especially long-term relationships, can be much more complicated. “As a relationship grows one of the major challenges it faces is losing its importance,” says Dr. Shreya Chakravarty, a psychologist at Apollo Health City, Hyderabad. “Partners can feel disconnected, in many instances the daily conversation is mapped around the routine responsibility sharing. Both partners live parallel lives connected by role responsibilities一be it professional, familial or personal,” she adds. This is when it becomes necessary to start basing your relationship on other foundations as well, like being open, harbouring mutual respect and taking accountability. Here are five relationship checkpoints, along with physical and emotional intimacy, that can keep your relationship stable, secure and exciting.
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