Being in a strong relationship is about so much more than spending time together. It's about being able to open up and really play together without feeling self-conscious. Having the ability to relax and be as carefree as a child will bring you closer to your partner.
"Couples who play together manage stress better as a team," says Alexandra Jamieson, a holistic women's health counselor. "When adults play more, they report lower levels of perceived stress, use more adaptive coping strategies, and are less likely to use negative, escapist strategies."
I'm not talking about sex games here (although those are important too); I'm talking about real-ass games: tossing a ball around, playing Frisbee, or having a pillow fight. Allowing yourself to really let go with the person you love is a sign that you're built to last.