Romantic relationships are important for our well-being and happiness but they are not easy. Over 40 per cent of new marriages end up in divorce as most couples do not know how to weather the storm as well as take the ups and downs that come with marriage. Fortunately, there is a solution to this. Here is a guide on how to keep a relationship healthy. Communicate openly Communication in a relationship is even more important than commitment and personal traits. A healthy couple should not avoid conflict and the lines of communication should always be open. The best conversation between couples should happen without the distraction of laptops, tablets and phones. Don’t forget the small things Saying please and thank you should not only be reserved for guests as manners are very important even to a person you have been with for over 10 years. A polite conversation with your spouse and respect will go a long way in maintaining a healthy relationship. Never go to bed angry If you have a disagreement with your partner, ensure that it is solved before you both go to bed and only sleep when you are both happy. Be tolerant of physical change As you both grow old together, you will both change physically as well as mature and since you have become so comfortable with each other, you will note certain flaws with each other. But if you want a healthy relationship, do not mention the beer belly, the stretch marks or the bald spot. No matter how your partner looks the answer to how do I look?’ should always be you look beautiful and I love you’ Have sex everyday Sex removes the anxiety and brings a man and a woman together. Sex also has other benefits to a person which includes lowering blood pressure, improving sleep, reducing stress and even preventing prostate cancer. Couples who have sex regularly have stronger and healthy relationships. Make the relationship interesting With kids, a career and other outside commitments, it can be quite difficult to stay connected to your partner but one should always make an effort. Research shows that couples who show boredom in relationship live separate lives. To keep things interesting in a relationship, plan regular dates, vacation, rent a movie or enjoy a nice series together. However, you should avoid routine at all cost, look for something new every time to avoid boredom. Intimacy also greatly helps to keep a relationship healthy. Couples with busy schedules can always set aside some time to spend with their partner so ass to meet their emotional and physical needs. The above guide on how to keep a relationship healthy will not only reduce divorce in marriages but also increased happiness between married partners.