30 tips for a successful relationship Whether you've begun a new relationship or you're comfortable in your long-term commitment, it's important to check in every so often to ensure you're both on the same page. Here are 30 simple tips for a successful relationship. By Simone Castello ©iStockphoto.com/wavebreakmedia There's a lot of advice available on what makes a successful relationship. Some suggest opposites attract, while others say it's important to look for a partner with similar personality traits as yours. Whatever the advice, love can blossom and manifest in many different ways. What's important, however, is the time and effort you put in as a couple to ensure your relationship is healthy and, more importantly, enjoyable for both of you. We asked relationship experts and happy couples across Canada to share some of their best tips and advice about what makes a relationship work. From communicating openly to scheduling designated date nights, we've rounded up 30 of the best -- and most simple -- tips for a successful relationship. 6 must-haves for a happy, healthy relationship From regular date nights to learning compromise, discover what it takes to build a lasting connection with your partner. 8 ways to spend quality time together Do you and your partner spend enough quality time together? We reached out to some real couples to learn how they make time for one another despite busy schedules. Top 6 habits of happy couples How do happy couples make it work? We delve into some of the common habits shared by those in the strongest relationships. 5 ways to refresh your relationship Discover how to deepen your bond with your partner and put the romance back into your marriage with our expert relationship-strengthening tips. How to keep your relationship exciting Want to banish the boring in your love life? We asked five Canadian couples to share some of the ways they keep their relationships interesting.