The world is not a bed of roses, neither are relationships. There is a thin line between a happy healthy relationship to a shaky unhappy relationship.
However for a relationship to work, both parties have to work hard to nurture it. Just as you work hard to make a living to satisfy hunger, needs, and wants that is how much time and commitment needed to ensure a good happy relationship.
Often, some relationships fail not because of not being in love anymore, but because of negligence. Laziness gives birth to negligence, by the time negligence creeps in and starts to devour the relationship it is just a matter of time before Jack and Jill will come crashing down the hill.
This could come in form of emotional negligence such as respect, love, patience, perseverance, attention, trust, communication, care, amongst many. Remember if you are lazy, you become vulnerable to hunger, and when you are hungry you are angry. These are just basic facts of life.
If you call in sick to work all the time when you are not actually sick, but just want to play around, you don’t expect a full paycheque at the end of the pay period and if you don’t have a full pay cheque you can’t pay all the necessary bills in some cases.
Such too is applicable to nurturing a long lasting relationship.