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5 most vital relationship upkeep tips

Researchers pinpoint tried-and-true ways couples keep their relationships running.

By Kristin Wong Feb 20, 2013 4:21PM
Your love life doesn't come with a manual, but it still needs maintenance.
Researchers from the University of Illinois examined the love lives of more than 12,000 individuals and reviewed 35 relationship-related studies. They wanted to find what it takes to keep a relationship going strong. 
Here are the five most vital relationship upkeep tips they found. Check them out, and tell us if you agree. Then share your own tips for maintaining a happy love life in the comments below.

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