Regular sex is whatever the couple decides is regular sex. That could be once a week. Once a month. Twice a week. Twice a month. You get the gist. Importance is placed on what is good for the couple and what works for them. Not anyone else. Not any other couple.
Couples are curious about each other by nature, and curiosity will remain as long as they are together. They ask questions. They remain open to trying new things.
Caution for those couples who say they never fight. There is no such thing! All this means is that someone is deferring all too often and is not being honest or truthful about how he or she feels. (Read my blog: Relationship Advice: How to Fight Fair.)
They work hard to stay connected, and sometimes that includes disconnecting from things so they can reconnect again. They recognize that it isn’t always necessary to be connected to the outside world.
They create time together and time apart. Both are vital. And necessary. Too much time together can make people feel that they are losing their identity and their individuality.
They seek out and cultivate outside interests. How couples negotiate this varies. However, individual interests keep the novelty alive and create space between couples, which is needed so they remain curious about each other.
Let's face it: We all have baggage—some more than others, others less than some. Some have a carry-on (this is good) while others tote a four- or six-piece set of luggage (not so good).
They know that a slight or falter does not define the person they are (unless this is an ongoing problem). We are all fallible and make mistakes. We say and do dumb things.
Healthy couples continue to grow and evolve. They put the effort into being a better person. They bring their best self to the table. Remember the early days, when time and care were put into how we look and take care of ourselves?
Although there is an element of minutia in life, happy couples work hard not to settle into a routine that prevents them from growing.