All relationships are fun and exciting in the beginning. There’s so much to explore in each other’s past and present lives. It’s hard not to surprise and impress each other every day.

The real struggle starts when you’ve been together for a while. Routines start to take root. You have to constantly try to find new ways to have fun or to keep each other entertained. Sometimes the pranks are all fun and games. Other times, they’re not. Here are a few examples of couples who have done exactly that.