If you observe older couples whose love has survived, you wonder if your relationship will also survive 10 years or more from now. Ask people who have been married 20 years or more the secrets of their successful relationship. Chances are they could be any of the following: respect, mutual admiration, good communication, honesty, faithfulness, balance of similarities and differences, ability to resolve conflict, emotional intelligence, and commitment, to name some.
Watch for my next article about why love fails. Until then, I wish you the best!
Bercheid, E. (2010). Love in the fourth dimension. Annual Reviews of Psychology, 61, 1-25.