50 things my parents taught me about lasting love 1. don’t think in terms of forever. think of this moment, right now, and let forever take care of itself. 2. grow up together, constantly. you won’t be the same person in five, ten, twenty years. challenge each other to keep growing, and remember that the other is still growing, too.3. expect to invest a great deal of time and energy into your relationship. lasting relationships do not just happen, they are created and fashioned. 4. respect the other person’s relationship apart from you. If they are important to the one you care about, they should be important to you, too. 5. never idealize others. they will never live up to your expectations. you are in love with another human. new blog post up- link in bio!