If you keep pushing, it leads to an explosion." " title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/16/49/rbk_quotes_45marriagetips_021.jpg?

crop=1.0xw:1xh;center,top&resize=768:*" /"A key to our marriage has been learning when to back off and give the other one some space.

We do it because we love each other, not because we expect something in return." " title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/16/49/rbk_quotes_45marriagetips_007.jpg?

We decided to figure out the day-to-day tasks the other absolutely hates to do and then swap them.

If your spouse does the chore which makes you a complete pile of misery, you'll appreciate it (and him!

This also puts lots of little annoyances in perspective.

For instance, when his snoring bugs me, I remind myself that it means he's alive, he's home, and he's with me." " title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/16/49/rbk_quotes_45marriagetips_006.jpg?

We loved dancing and now we still make time to dance together, even if it's just in the kitchen while we're making dinner. " — RELATED: 15 Ways to Make Your Long-Time Relationship Sexy Again" title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/16/49/rbk_quotes_45marriagetips_008.jpg?

crop=1.0xw:1xh;center,top&resize=768:*" /"Don't stop doing the little things you did together when you first started dating.

crop=1.0xw:1xh;center,top&resize=768:*" /"Whenever we're working on something, we make it a point to ask the other person,'Can I help?

' It's so simple, but often people assume that their spouse will automatically know what they need. It's hard to feel resentful towards the other if you start the conversation with those words." " title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/16/49/rbk_quotes_45marriagetips_003.jpg?

crop=1.0xw:1xh;center,top&resize=768:*" /" title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/rbk.h-cdn.co/assets/16/49/rbk_quotes_45marriagetips_011.jpg?

crop=1.0xw:1xh;center,top&resize=768:*" / "Don't stop doing the little things you did together when you first started dating.

crop=1.0xw:1xh;center,top&resize=768:*" /"I never let my husband leave the house without a kiss and an 'I love you.' Life has no guarantees and he might not come home again.