8.Sex is not important
As much as sex should not be the only good thing in a relationship, it is still vitally important. Intimacy is what distinguishes lovers from friends. Sex helps bring couples closer in a deeper and affectionate level.
9. Long term relationship means a great relationship
Partners should be able to communicate and deal with their problems together. Take into consideration the following:
(a) Are both partners happy or just content?.
(b) Are they just tolerating each other to keep peace?
(c) And most importantly are they still together because they want to, or they are afraid of what is out there?