“Setting goals, like going on a gap year or moving house, can give you something to look forward to so you develop your relationship together,” explains Bloomfield. What doesn’t matter is if you partner has different political views or you can’t agree what to watch on TV.
“It’s more about having a joint belief about what your relationship should be,” she says.
“It’s easy to get into the habit of being negative so remember the quirky, individual personality you fell in love with. And try hard to be thoughtful and kind,” says Bloomfield.
“Fun and spontaneity can be lost in the routine of everyday life so sometimes you have to push yourself and your partner to try new things. Every time you have a lovely experience, you’re paying into the bank of your relationship and reinforcing why you got together.”