Affection, Appreciation, Gifts, Love, Trust, Communication, Respect and Intimacy. Developing a strong and dynamic connection requires hard work and cooperation from both sides. So I think the above factors are the main key for a healthy romantic relationship.
Hi, Sorry, I forgot that you posted a forum thread and not a hub on the essentials of a romantic relationship. Anyway, this is a timely question because Valentine's Day is so close upon us. Speaking as a person who has been married for more than 35 years, I would say the most important elements are love, trust and mutual respect. If you are in a relationship with someone, and you find that you value that person's life as much as you value your own life, then I think you have the basis of a long-lasting union.
...okay...then i guess one of the basics is having a sense of humour and being able to enjoy each other and have some fun...not to be sooooo seeeeerious all the time. ...i get the feeling you two do just that...good for you!...and keep it up...
i hate men i hate men i hate men im lonely ...and its cuz i could have tons of guys but i refuse to be with a jerk which leaves me with no one and im gonna cry and i should seriously write a hub about how love is a SHAM