Relationships. It's no secret that a successful one takes work - and a lot of it. But don't worry, we've found a 'happy couple cheat sheet' that will all but guarantee you have the happiest relationship possible. Our friends over at surveyed over 1,118 people who claim to be happy couples, and the result was these eight things you should do if you want a successful relationship:

1.  Share responsibilities

Four out of five happy couples share decision-making, two out of three share financial decisions and two in three split chores evenly.

2.  Have lots of sex

Three out of five couples said they have sex at least twice a week, one in three have it at least four times a week and 16% of couples do it EVERY DAY.

3.  Be affectionate when you're NOT having sex

69% of happy couples kiss each other and show affection several times a day.

4.  Be honest

70% are always honest with each other - they don't even tell little white lies.

5.  Stay in shape

Three in four couples say it's important to be in shape and 18% say their partner's physical appearance is the thing they're most attracted to.

6.  Don't talk about politics

37% of happy couples say they never talk about politics and another 47% rarely talk about it.

7.  Be the same religion

71% of happy couples have the same religious beliefs.

8.  Communicate

72% have in-depth conversations about work, life and family on a regular basis.

There you have it, the secret to a perfect relationship. Okay, there might be a little more to it than just these 8 things, but it's a good (if not great) start.

So how many of these things are you accomplishing in your current relationship?  Share your experiences in the comments section below!

[PR Newswire]