We all want a love that lasts forever. Knowing how to get it is the hard part.
It's a no brainer that when it comes to love and relationships, we all want something that's going to last. But even though wanting to be happy is a basic human instinct, making sure that we get there is easier said than done. After all, relationships are complicated enough when you have to worry about yourself, let alone be nervous about what your partner is feeling—There's nothing worse than not knowing whether or not you are both on the same page.
That's why we couldn't help but hit the 2 minute benchmark TWICE when YourTango's Senior VP Melanie Gorman, author Dr. Sue Johnson, Marriage/Couples Counselor Gal Szekely, LMFT Dr. Rita DeMaria, and LCSW Marni Feuerman discuss the different factors that go into making a relationship work (especially since there's no question that all relationships take work). In our own experience, the major problem that we've run into is trying to figure out how to form concrete bonds without stressing over everything. But according to our experts, there are a few ways that we can make sure that we have a love that lasts a lifetime. To finally get a chance at having a smooth sailing relationship? We don't know about you but we definitely like the sound of that!