What’s in it for me? Discover the secrets to love-filled relationships by going on eight dates.

Love is a fickle thing. The majority of us have felt love at some point in our lives, and many of us are currently in love with people we’re honored to call our partners. But whether you’re newly in love or have been together for decades, there’s no question you’ve experienced moments of doubt about your partnership. Maybe you’ve wondered if this is the right person for you, or if you can imagine growing old with your partner. Do your goals, personalities and beliefs align?

The following blinks help you answer such questions and bring even more love into your relationship. Each blink will outline one of the eight dates all couples should go on, with each date focusing on an area that couples need to discuss in order for their relationship to thrive.

The order of the dates is not important. Start with whichever one feels right to you, but make sure to go through all of them. For maximum effectiveness, read these blinks together with your partner, so that you’re both on the same page when date night arrives.

In these blinks, you’ll learn

  • why fighting can be a positive part of a relationship;
  • how your experiences as a child can play a big role in your present relationship; and
  • why only a third of couples with children are as happy as before they became parents.