Being happy together is the basis for a successful long-term relationship. As long as you’re happy together, you can weather all the storms life might bring.

It might seem obvious, but how many couples do you know who snipe and sneer at each other; or criticize and complain behind each other’s back? Probably a few: but although they are clearly not happy; they may struggle on together because they can’t of don’t want to risk change.

But being happy together will see you through the bad times, and keep you close and committed. If you’re NOT happy together, then your relationship will always a burden, not a pleasure. And it will never be a source of strength or comfort.