Like a garden that needs water, sunlight and some TLC to thrive, your relationship needs your attention. Whether you think it’s coasting along nicely or starting to show some cracks, by attending to your relationship regularly you can help it flourish.
There are also particular stages when checking in and asking the right questions can ensure things go well for years to come. Here experts give the when and how.
This is the point at which you’re coming out of the honeymoon phase or “bubble of new love”, says Jo Lamble, a clinical psychologist and author of Answers to Everyday Questions about Relationships. “Now it’s time to decide, not necessarily whether to get married or to move in together, but whether to continue the relationship.”