In the new issue of Closer Weekly, Lori Loughlin explains how she and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have kept their love alive for nearly two decades.

“I’ve been married for 18 years!” Lori exclaims to Closer. “I always [knew] I was in it for the long haul.”

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Lori and Mossimo in April 2015.

“Just always remember to pay attention to your partner and pick and choose your battles carefully,” notes the Fuller House actress, who admits relationships are “hard work” but definitely worth it. “Don’t sweat the small stuff, let it slide.”

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She also recommends scheduling a regular date night — she and Mossimo enjoy dinner dates on Friday nights — as a “way to catch up” with each other: “Give yourself that time to reconnect.”

For more on Lori and her husband, Mossimo, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!