Become The Happiest Couple You Know

  1. Hug your partner at least twice a day (and hold it till you each relax)
  2. Laugh with your beloved — a lot!
  3. Accept that your girlfriend is going to be a pain in the ass sometimes
  4. Talk to each other about anything and everything
  5. Face the world (and problems) as a team
  6. Make sure you have good boundaries with other people
  7. Plan date night every week
  8. Never blame or shame your partner
  9. Discuss decisions until you come up with a win-win
  10. Every night, put each other to bed
  11. Negotiate your sex life in a way that feels good to both of you
  12. Learn how to fight fair
  13. Play together…and not just in bed
  14. Learn how to regulate your emotions when they get out of kilter
  15. Tame your anger dragon
  16. Focus on the positive instead of the negative
  17. Accept that you may always have a few things you’ll disagree on
  18. Talk about the hard stuff: money, spirituality, sex, in-laws
  19. If you’ve hurt your honey (even if you didn’t mean to) apologize fast
  20. Never throw her under the bus
  21. Remember you can’t read each other’s minds
  22. Focus on each other at least once a day by ditching your iPhones
  23. Know how to soothe your partner when she’s distressed
  24. Eat healthy food, exercise, and meditate together
  25. Use love (not threat or retaliation) to resolve conflict
  26. Do what you say you’ll do
  27. Show up for the tough stuff: funerals, medical procedures, illness
  28. Keep things fair
  29. Every day, tell your partner something about her that you’re grateful for

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