Remind yourself that everyone is different
Despite what some relationship experts might try to tell you, there isn’t one right or wrong way to do a relationship. Each person is different with different needs and expectations, and that means that each relationship is going to be different as well. Individuals and couples alike should feel free to explore what it is they mean by love and what they need out of a loving relationship, and then willing to build from there. While there isn’t a magical formula, there are some tried and true principles that can help. Understanding that love changes over time from romance to companionship, prioritizing growth, and building a relationship on demonstrated commitment are three broad ways to help guide your relationship from a quick fling to something that lasts a lifetime.
Read more tips about building a lifelong relationship at Psychology Today.