19 Good Things In Your Relationship You Shouldn't Take For Granted

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When you're together with someone you love, it may be hard to keep stock of all the ways things are going right. Your mind may magnify some of the issues that bother you, while taking less time to acknowledge all the good things you two share. Taking things for granted in a relationship, however, doesn't have to last.

Not being able to acknowledge everything that's going right in your relationship is perfectly human. Healthy long-term relationships often end up developing a pattern, and those patterns can make it hard for you to view your relationship in a new light.

"For couples who get along well and meet one another’s needs, it’s easy to slip into taking one another for granted," Dr. Jess O’Reilly, host of the @SexWithDrJess Podcast, tells Bustle. "You function as a team and you balance each other out by dividing daily tasks, emotional labor and the maintenance of the intimate connection in a manner that feels fair and equitable. This is a significant accomplishment and you should be proud and continue to invest in the relationship to maintain this balance." Still, you want to be able to appreciate what your partner does well, in order to have a good perspective on your relationship — and not regret overlooking things as the years go by.

Here are 19 subtle, good things in your relationship you should try not to take for granted, according to experts.