Whether you've been together for one day, one month, one year or one decade, Three Village Patch wants you to share your photos and relationship advice.
To get started, Patch asked Leah Jantzen, a life coach based in Stony Brook, for a few thoughts. Among her thoughts: mutual respect and consideration, working as a team, and laughing together are extremely important for a relationship.
"Realize that a relationship is like a roller coaster, with many ups and downs," she said in an email to Patch. "Enjoy the good moments, really be present for them, so when things are not as good you can reflect back to those moments and know your relationship will be back in that good place soon enough."
She even added a smiley emoticon at the end – :)
Via Facebook, newlywed Sheryl Selena Freed said: "My husband and I say the best way to find someone with whom you will be happy is to do what you love!"
Lauren Gitelson said: "Patience, communication and compromise!"
We are hoping to fill this photo gallery with photos of local couples and words of advice from area readers. Can you help us out?
All you have to do is post a wedding, engagement, anniversary or couples photo here and include in the caption of that photo your advice on what keeps your relationship strong.
Posting a photo simple! Here is what you will need to do:
- Click on the giant "Upload Photos and Videos" button right above the photo gallery
- Select a photo of yourself and your significant other
- Add a caption with your names, duration of marriage, and piece of advice