Respect each other’s views, thoughts and feelings Honesty, always be honest and never be hurtful with your words Forgiveness, is very important because no one is perfect Unconditional Love, no matter what Communication, leads to a respectful, honest, forgiving and unconditional love for eternity.
These are the top five but it takes more, it is the little things that count the most, after 22 years I love her more than the day we married.
Definitely true to a degree...you have to have at least SOME things that are just yours! My husband and I share a lot of interests, but he keeps golf for himself and I keep my crafts for me . We don't have separate bedrooms (need nightly snuggles!) but each have our own areas that are just ours...when we buy a place, these areas will be his garage and my greenhouse, we don't even have to hear each other if we don't want to! And I also agree with the above bits...the piece of paper doesn't really matter, the relationship and the commitment are what does. While I am very happy to be my husband's wife, if it weren't for matters like health insurance, etc., there really wouldn't be any compelling reason to be legally married.
Personally, I think anyone that tries to change someone doesn't really love that person, just their idea of what the person could be. I always wonder what gives people this sense of entitlement to attempt to mold others to their own preferences.
Every marriage is unique. Ours works great and this is how we keep it that way... 1. Know your partners top 3 needs and honor them. 2. Know what is most hurtful to your partner and honor it always. 3. Keep your individual identity alive and well. 4. Communicate well. Listen and share often. 5. Have fun together every chance you get
With an increasing number of married couples ending in divorce - Do you think that divorce is a too easy way out and that a couple should work harder to make their relationship work?No marriage is perfect and couples...
Assuming we're talking about a younger couple, what would you think of a person's decision to start dating again only one or two months after their spouse dies as a result of illness, car accident, etc?