The over 50s have a message to younger couples- so take heed and you won't be making one of these lists when you hit the same age.
Treat others as you would wish to be treated- Think about how you want your partner to treat you and mimic that in how you approach them.
Never start smoking- You won't live as long together as you'd like to.
Stay in touch with those you love- A text or email if you're at work, a phone call or Skype if you're doing long distance.
Look after your teeth- No one wants to kiss someone who has bad oral hygiene.
Pay off your credit cards every month- If you chip away at it- your statement will eventually say zero and there's no better feeling as a couple than being debt free.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you- Don't rely on your partner to make you happy- you have it within you to make yourself happy- and if you're not- make the changes to achieve it.
Don't be a cheat- Infidelity is the one of the worst things you can do to a person.
Your loved one comes first- Friends come and go, your work is a means to an end- prioritise what really matters- the person you come home to every night.
Don't compare your life to other couples- Their grass may look greener but that's often because it's fake.
Spend less time online and more in the real world- Focus on each other and not your I-pads, phones, TVs and games consoles.
Don't waste time in a job you hate- Your unhappiness will only filter into your relationship.
Life isn't fair, but it's still good- You'll have your ups and downs but you have each other and that's what's most important.
Read more books- Rather than looking at your phones while you're laid next to one another in bed- read books- it will give you something to talk about.
Don't take yourself too seriously- Laugh- a lot with each other- to make up for the times when you can't.
Time is a great healer - Give each other space to heal and slowly but surely things will go back to normal if you're patient and kind.
Forgive and forget - Don't hold grudges- if you want an apology ask for one and then move on.
You don't have to win every argument - Sometimes you will be wrong and your partner will be right- you can't be right all the time.
Don't judge others - You live your life together the way you see fit and so do other couples- as long as it's right for the two people involved- there should be no room for judgement.
Never have children to save a relationship - If you have problems- talk to one another- go and see a therapist. Having children only gives you a new set of challenges you're not prepared for if you're not an effective team.
Follow your gut instinct, it's usually right- And if you both have the same gut instinct about something- chances are you should follow it.
No-one likes a know it all - You have your areas of expertise and so does your partner- learn from them and let them have their moment to shine.
Friendship is more important than sex in a relationship - If your sex life isn't as active as it used to be- ask yourself if you still love and enjoy your partner's company. If the answer is 'yes' you'll be ok.
If a relationship has to be secret, you shouldn't be in it - You should want to tell the world about your significant other and be proud to be with them.
Make new friends and be sociable - Spend time with each other and apart with your friends or people who share your passions.
Don't marry for money - You might have everything you think you want except the thing your heart desires the most- love.
Learn to love your looks - You are unique- embrace your differences- don't suppress them. This positive influence will only bounce off each other.
All that matters is that you are loved - Not money, not fast cars, not a big house or a fancy job. Those things can't love you back- a partner can.
Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger - If you're going through a hard time- you may think the world is against you- but it brings you closer and helps you cherish things when they're going well so much more.
Look after your skin- Make sure you both moisturise every day and apply sun tan lotion to each other on your holidays.
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