#RelationshipGoals tweets remind us what it means to love

Aug 7, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. ET
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What does it take to achieve the perfect relationship? This is a question that can be answered a million different ways and which represents something different to each person and every relationship. But thanks to the #RelationshipGoals tweets, we've managed to whittle it down to a few key things.

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One of the major relationship goals is to be with someone who makes you feel safe and comfortable. That means being with a partner who treats you as an equal instead of their inferior; someone who is willing to communicate their feelings, their fears and their dreams and someone who respects you.

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There is nothing better than being with someone who makes you laugh. So don't sweat the small stuff and remember that it's okay to be silly with one another.

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It's the little things that count. Sometimes we might take a simple touch, like holding hands or holding back someone's hair, for granted, but these small gestures are the ones that really count.

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But that's not to say you can't get spoilt rotten.

Relationships also work best when there's an element of surprise to them: taking a romantic break, packing your partner's lunch before work, running a hot bubble bath for your wife or even bringing your loved one a delicious breakfast in bed.

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When you're in the perfect relationship, you might even be willing to share your food. And giving up that last slice of pizza is no easy task.

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But perhaps the biggest relationship goal is to have a love that withstands the test of time.

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We've shone a spotlight on some of the things that make up a successful relationship, but we'd love to know your secrets. Let us know your #RelationshipGoals in the comments below.

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