We all know that many long-term relationships eventually become distant, conflicted, boring, and/or passionless. Some people believe that this is endemic and either move from relationship to relationship or cut their losses and settle for a disconnected relationship. But the fact that some couples do keep their love and connection alive throughout their relationship indicates that you can have a more than mediocre relationship forever.
That said, staying in love forever doesn't happen accidentally. In my many years of facilitating the healing of relationships, I've discovered five choices that successful couples consistently make.