couples

Is this the secret to making relationships last?

We all want to have the perfect relationship – and it turns out the secret might come down to one simple rule.

Reddit user ckernan2 shared the rule on a recent thread, which asked users to share the best relationship advice they had ever heard.

ckernan2 said it all came down to the easy-to-follow 2/2/2 rule.

He wrote:

On our wedding night, I told my wife that we now had a 2/2/2 rule. It goes like this:

  • Every 2 weeks, we go out for the evening.
  • Every 2 months, we go out for the weekend.
  • Every 2 years, we go out for a week.

We’ve stuck to it, and it really has made things awesome. We got married in August and people still ask how long our honeymoon phase will last. I think it’ll last as long as we stick to our 2’s.

It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Because as anyone who has ever been in a relationship will know, after the initial romance wears off, it’s pretty easy to fall into the trap of taking each other for granted and not making time for each other.

But knowing that you have special dates and getaways to look forward to can help to keep the spark alive, and to keep things fun and interesting.

Nice one.

For the record, other users on the Reddit thread also had some solid relationship advice.

spockmeow wrote “Don’t compare your relationship to others” and dummystupid said “No relationship is perfect and there will be conflict. What matters is the desire to solve the problem.”

Consy shared “Don’t look for a girl you want to treat like a princess, look for a girl you want to treat like a partner” while dssx kept it simple with “under-promise, over-deliver”.

Who knew the good people of Reddit were such love gurus?

What’s your best piece of relationship advice?

TAP on the image below and scroll through the gallery to see more classic romantic movies…