Building healthy, sustainable relationships requires work and commitment. But it’s these very relationships that can teach us how to be better people and make all that we experience and encounter in life that much more beautiful. It might not always be easy, but being mindful and making proactive adjustments to accommodate what your relationship needs can make a huge difference with both short- and long-term impacts. Here are 12 simple things to give up to make your romantic bonds stronger. You might even notice some of these things can cross over to help strengthen relationships with your friends and family, too.