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The last word on… Creating a love that lasts

Oliver Burkeman shares some insights on taking your relationship from good to great

Self-help gurus and agony aunts are obsessed with two aspects of relationships: how to get one if you’re single, and how to cope if yours is in crisis. But when you’re nagged by the sense that your ‘perfectly good’ relationship could be far better, neither is much use. We assume that if we find our soulmate, endless romance will follow, or that ‘perfectly good’ is as much as anyone has the right to expect. But truly getting to know someone, long after you’ve paired up or had kids, can be far more exciting than dating. It just takes dierent skills.

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