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Together, they're known as the 'Four Horsemen of Divorce.' Instead of resorting to these negative tactics, fight fairly: Look for places where each partner's goal overlaps into a shared common goal and build from that. There are many more reasons to have sex than just getting off."— Kat Van Kirk, Ph.D., licensed marriage and sex therapist, expert at Adam and Eve, and Greatist expert"For long-lasting love, the more similarity (e.g., age, education, values, personality, hobbies), the better.When it is not, then things turn sour, and the relationship ends.That is why it is important to pay attention to what you and your partner actually do for each other as expressions of love...Relationships don’t look like they used to (and that's a good thing).
But what does it honestly take to make a modern romance work?Personal experience proves it too: From our eighth-grade romance to our most recent breakup drama, "love isn't easy" is a life lesson we know all too well.No matter your status—single, dating, engaged, or married—relationships take work.As part of Committed, we're exploring partnerships ranging from a textbook marriage between high-school sweethearts to a gay couple creating a life together in the conservative deep South.has taught us anything, it's that relationships are messy.And whether they end with tears and empty Ben & Jerry's or last until forever maydepend upon countless factors, but your own actions, words, and thoughts undoubtedly play a role.