I’m no marriage expert. Far from it actually. But, what I lack in credentials, I’ve gained in experience. I’ve been with my husband for four years and we’ll have been married for two of them in December — no longer newlyweds, but not at the point where we have it all figured out (If anyone ever really reaches that point.) During this time, I’ve realized that as amazing as relationships are, they aren’t all fun and games. In fact, they require a lot of hard work and there are certain things besides sex that every relationship needs to thrive.
Many people can easily identify why past relationships have failed — infidelity, dishonesty, you just didn’t “click.” The list goes on. There are many factors that play into a successful relationship, from good conversation to great sex. But believe it or not, bedroom compatibility isn’t the most important component. Although sex is certainly important (and necessary!) for a thriving relationship there are other key factors that have to come together to make a relationship successful. And when they do, everything gets better — even your sex life.
Maybe you’re coming out of a hard break-up, single and ready to mingle, or in a committed relationship just looking to brush up your skills. Whatever the case, anyone can benefit from these tips to ensure your next (or current) relationship will be one that thrives.