Set time aside every day to talk about your day with your partner. This is a chance for the two of you to learn more about one another's work and play.

They stay interested in one another

Many couples get stuck in the same rut. They shop at the same grocery store, they always drive the same route, eat the same foods.

They're willing to try something new

Take time to make a reservation at a nice restaurant, buy a new outfit, and wear some nice perfume or cologne.

They go on regular date nights

Again, it's important to be a good listener in your relationship. This lets your partner know that you care about them and that they are important to you.

They respond to simple requests

So many of the couples I see focus on their partner's weaknesses. I say, "Start focusing on their strengths." Brag about your partner to your friends and family.

They praise their partner in front of others

When starting a difficult conversation, start gently. The way you start a conversation predicts how you will end that conversation, and sets the tone for future conversations.

They complain without blame

Fun was the priority, but then life took over and fun got lower and lower on the list. Put fun back on top of the list.

They make fun a priority in their relationship

This is one of the best things you can do for your relationship. A lot of people find this difficult. Even if you think you had a small part in the argument, admit where you went wrong.

They say 'I'm sorry'

The more often you show appreciation, the better. Let them know you appreciate their sense of humor or their willingness to pitch in.

They tell their partner what they appreciate about them

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