I am not a expert at this sort of thing at all I'm just offering my own personal advice.
Above you can see me and my boyfriend and we have been together for overall nearly 3 and a half years we met when I was 16 and I'm now 19 and this is the third time we've been together so we have not had it perfect at all far from it, but to me the best times are perfect. When we spilt we both saw other people but both came back to eachother and I know he's 'the one' for me but we know what went wrong each time so I'm going to tell you how to keep a relationship happy.
1. Always say good morning or goodnight.
I don't know if every couple does this but me and Tommy always do unless he falls asleep and forgets, to me when he texts me in the morning he's basically saying I'm here for you and I'm the first thing he's thought of in the morning. I always think it's good to say goodnight because I know he's home and going to sleep so it stops me worrying all night, yes I'm one of those girlfriends who imagines the worst.
2. Date nights.
Tommy and I both work sometimes different days and the same days and sometimes I only see him in the evenings so it's the best time to go for dinner or even just a McDonald's we take it in turn to pay depending on each others pay. Sometimes we have no plans and they turn out to be the best days we end up all kinds of places but aslong as we're together who cares.
3. Spend time apart with family or friends.
I adore Tommy's family as much as my own so I don't mind him going out when I'm over at his house in fact I love it I can watch what I want on Netflix and chat away to his mum. Its so important for your other half to spend time with friends because they'll appreciate coming home and seeing you after they've had to sort a drunk mate.
4. Arguments are okay.
Not too much but it's healthy sometimes me and Tommy will shout at eachother then calm down and talk it out or sometimes he'll do something and I'll find it hilarious and we both just laugh.
5. Past is the past.
The main problem we have is this because we were with other people it messes up the present so my main point is forget about it you have them now for a reason and that's all that matters. Don't think about it don't focus on it.
6. Do little things.
Sometimes I'll buy Tommy food or if I see something I know he'll love I'll get it for him just as a little thought and he does the same he recently bought me the Real Techniques Core Collection make up brushes because he knew how much I'd been looking for them.
I could of told you loads more top tips but I don't want to bore you, I'm sorry I've come away from beauty at the moment I promise I'll have a review up of a certain product tomorrow!