Have you ever wondered what the secret is to long lasting relationship is? Some people seem to be in it for the long run, whereas others can't keep a relationship for more than a few months. So how do people keep going on the long-term?

Well, according to Mark Mason, author of The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck, being as boring as possible can play a crucial role in sticking in it for the long-haul.

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During an interview with Business Insider, Mark said: "I think, if you look at a relationship, I actually think it should be as boring as possible.

"And that sounds really weird to people but if you think about it, a really happy 80-year-old couple that's been together for 60 years, the reason that they've been together for 60 years, it isn't because they took all these private jets and they had these crazy vacations and "Oh my God, look at their pictures.

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"It's because that they were able to be boring together. They are able to spend year after year, sitting around the house, talking about the same boring stuff, watching TV, watching movies, cooking dinner, and it went fine. There was nothing exciting, there's nothing blowing up, there's no huge drama, and dishes flying."

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So what Mark is trying to tell us is that whilst we might wish sometimes that our other halves would spring spontaneous trips on us, or take us to fancy restaurants, all those nights of Netflix and chill might actually have been beneficial to us. Interesting stuff.


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Apparently it worked for the royals as well, as Harry admitted that when he and Meghan Markle started dating, they had to do almost all of it at home to maintain their privacy, with Harry urging more people to 'date at home'.

Well, if it's good enough for our favourite Suits actress and future princess, it is bloody good enough for us.

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Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

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