If you can't seem to make it work with someone for too long, you may wonder how other people have successful relationships. Bustle says that there are some things that successful couples have in common, so you might want to take a note.

  • They have shared interests, but not everything in common! You don't have to be your partner's twin, but having some shared interests is important.
  • They take time getting to know each other before rushing into things. Going step-by-step instead of jumping into a full-blown relationship is one of the best things you can do to ensure more success. I was friends with my now-boyfriend for two years before we started dating!
  • They surprise each other just when they think that they know their partner, they decide to do something that surprises the other one. Whether that means a spontaneous trip away for the weekend when your partner is rigid with rules, or eating a new food for dinner that you didn't think that they even liked. You keep each other on your toes and prolong the "honeymoon phase".

How couples find success in their relationship will ultimately take work and communication, but there are some things that a couple really needs at the foundation of it all that will help in their longevity.

(via Bustle)