There’s no shortage of relationship advice out there, but who is really qualified to be giving us advice on matters of the heart?

Engagement ring company Brilliant Earth recently surveyed a dozen marriage therapists and relationship counselors to get their best advice for newlyweds. Once the magic of the engagement and the wedding have calmed down, couples have to make it work for the next several decades. That takes deep commitment and care.

Most of the tips below echo the sentiment of the Golden Rule. Treat others as you wish to be treated. It’s a bit of a cliche, but it’s true. If newlyweds treat each other with the respect and kindness that they hope to experience¬†themselves, they will find it much more fulfilling to be in that relationship.

Read these 12 practical, actionable tips to help become the kind of partner who will both give and receive happiness for a lifetime.

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Top 12 Relationship Tips for Newlyweds image via Brilliant Earth