10 Bedtime Habits That Can Predict If Your Relationship Will Last

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You may not realize it, but what you do at the end of each day can affect the state of your relationship. According to research, certain bedtime habits can predict whether or not your relationship is likely to last. So it's super important to be mindful of your nighttime routine, especially if you live together.

"Creating a bedtime ritual or routine is important because it increases the likelihood that both partners remain connected and on the same page in terms of the status of the relationship," Christie Federico, M.Ed, relationship and sexual empowerment coach, tells Bustle. "The more partners take the time to check-in with each other, the more satisfied they will be in their relationship and the higher the probability of lasting long-term."

Your days can get pretty busy, so setting a few minutes each night to connect and catch up is a great habit for any couple to adopt. "Even 10 minutes a night without any distractions can go a long way," Frederico says. You can spend those 10 minutes doing anything you want. But if you're in need of a little inspiration, research and experts have you covered. So here are some bedtime habits that can predict if your relationship will last, according to research and experts.