Nobody wants their relationship to fail, but there are many factors that can cause a downward spin. Every relationship has its challenges, even when the relationship is good. If you’ve been feeling like something hasn’t been quite right lately, it could be because there are things to do in the relationship that you’ve been letting slide or simply not doing at all. While many of us know the traits of a successful relationship, we often find ourselves still falling short in many of these areas. It’s not that we lack the time or the know-how, but we often lack the focus to be intentional in our relationships. While this might sound discouraging, the great thing is that there are things we can do to make our relationship better and stronger before it’s too late. The most important thing is that you recognize when there’s a problem and understand what you might be doing to contribute to it. Are you ready to do the necessary things to ensure your relationship can withstand the rain? Here are seven ways to have a love that lasts.