An anniversary is a special date for a couple and it signifies the length of time that they have spent together. In the beginning the time passed may be mentioned in terms of hours or days, and as time goes on a yearly anniversary is typically marked by most people. When the anniversary date comes around it is very important that the couple spend the day enjoying quality time together, this will help rejuvenate the relationship in a way that no amount of money or expensive and extravagant gifts can. A positive relationship will embody love, respect, and common courtesy, and these traits will help the couple survive the toughest times that any romance can face. If the relationship is lacking in respect or true affection then it is not likely that the couple will reach their anniversary date 20 years in the future. Those who forget or neglect their anniversary date may not place enough emphasis on their partner and their relationship.