No offense to the ladies of MTV's Teen Mom, but I'm not exactly sure if any of them have the perfect relationship. How could they, really? I mean with zillions of people following and commenting on their every move, that can't be easy. Somehow, though, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have been doing pretty alright. In fact, the engaged duo is downright adorable, even after almost 10 years of dating.
Tyler took to Twitter to boast about his lust for Catelynn earlier this week, joking about their steamy evening together and hashtagged his love note #stillhotforya #9yearslater. Wow, nine years?! I love that these cuties are so happily in love after such a chunk of time.
Want the same admirable, long-term romance? Check out these 4 tips to making the love last:
1. Try new things together: There's something absolutely fabulous about trying something new. Whether it's traveling to a new location or hopping on a bicycle for the first time in 15 years, sharing these experiences with your significant other is a guaranteed way to smile and enjoy one another. Plus, tackling unfamiliar territory is a guaranteed memory maker. More memories = more fun.
2. Speak your mind: No successful relationship is formed off of two people who can't communicate. It's super important to talk to your partner about the things that are on your mind, whether they're about your relationship or not. Your partner should be your best friend and confidante, and if something is bothering you they can't help you move forward if you don't talk to them about it.
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3. Show appreciation: This is the No. 1 thing that makes me appreciate my boyfriend now. It's not just showing up with roses every few months -- it's grabbing someone a glass of water when they're already in bed. It's cleaning the tub after they shower so things are sparkling when it's your turn. It's getting up early when they don't want to just because they know Saturday brunch with your parents means a lot. When someone feels appreciated in a relationship, they reciprocate.
4. Mix things up in the bedroom: A relationship where two people can openly talk about what they like in the bedroom is a good relationship. Sexy stuff can be awkward no matter how much you like a person, but being satisfied in the bedroom is critical. With that said, try new things. Just like tackling new experiences outside the sheets -- it's always a good sign when you're willing to go outside your comfort zone to make your man happy in bed.
Do you have any tips to staying happy in a relationship?
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