I've been married for 42 years, I would say, always remember to compliment small achievements, bit your tongue, keep a sense of humour, and remember your partner has feelings too.
By definition, a relationship involves two people who entered into an agreement with each other, explicitly.
It is the characteristic of humans to be bored. The mind seeks to be entertained. If a "perfect" partner exists, that too is a concept.
The challenges or problems even within such relationships where both people love each other very much are an inherent part of being in it.
Happiness, without any problems, in any relationship is temporary. It is the continued commitment of each other to stay together that is important, for it gives three things: peace, emotional security and fearlessness. It is possible..when both love each other unconditionally, the implicit assumption being "You are free to leave, at will. I love you anyway and wish you to be happy."
Only when one can say that beyond the shadow of any doubt can happiness be possible for long periods of time.
Learn to compromise at times... Don't get in to unnecessary arguments, learn to love....you would land up in never ending relation.
trust each other, be honest and be responsible for your commitments, as well be committed. understand and adjust each other.
Commit daily to the relationship.
No relationship is ever perfectly happy and without problems. So for me. I commit everyday to my wife. You don't need to do this publicly, just remind yourself why you want this person to be in your life and promise to try and make them happy to be around you.
When bad things happen in the relationship, don't blame or even suggest that you are blaming someone. Work through the problem, don't ignore it but also don't over analyse the problem. Do little things that your partner will enjoy. From remembering an important date to cleaning the bathroom. Do something.
The reason I can't give an answer to this question is because it depends on what you consider a 'relationship.'
No offense, but the word is overused and misused these days.
And there's a huge difference between a couple who has said and meant marriage vows, two people who want nothing past living together, or teens with puppy-crushes-- yet they're all considered to be 'relationships.'
Everyone of us is aware of the fact that for a long and lasting relationship one has to be trustworthy, committed and sincere towards it. But in today's life we do not get too much time to spend with our loves ones and that's the only reason we are sometime unhappy despite doing our best to our relationships. . If we do not devote the time and effort to make our relationship problem free, we might deeply regret it one day for losing the opportunity. Giving quality time to your family would make you not only happy but the relationship will go a long way without any problems.
I've been married for 21 years, so my relationship is a legal adult
I think being happy yourself as a person is very important. A centered person, who has learned to negociate life's ups and downs is the easiest person to have a good relationship with. Though it sounds contradictory, the more an individual can be content with themselves, the better they can bond with another person.
I doubt that there exists a relationship without problems, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Life is not without problems, and it is a gift to find someone that you can tackle those problems with. I think that problems will arise, and all one can do is be patient with his/her significant other, really listen, express feelings truthfully, and almost anything can be worked out. Patience is very important, and compromise even more so. It may not always be happy, but it'll be a strong and rewarding relationship.
by beverlyannblock5 years ago
How many times have you been married?I've been married twice. Once, because I didn't want to stay at home at 18 and the other, I waited until I found love at 46, now, 57 and happily married.
by Allie Backers11 months ago
Why do people get marriedAll they do is party!
by Mikeydoes6 years ago
Nothing against your spouse if you have one, but in a different life, knowing what you know now, would you get married?Being 24 I have a tough decision to make, and I haven't decided.
by Wayne Brown6 years ago
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Do you believe in "Happily Ever After"?
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