5/23/2010

What does it take?

Yesterday evening, I asked several family members "What does it take?"  I wanted advise, words of wisdom etc.

This is what I was told:
  • Patience
  • A committment to commitment
  • Knowing what you want out of life 
  • Luck to find a good woman
  • Know that the woman is right
  • Have a sense of humour
To anyone that reads this who has been in a long term, stable, committed realtionship - I'd love to hear your advise as well.
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8 comments:

  1. Compromise. It's huge. I think it can make or break a couple.

    Also, being able to admit you screwed up and apologizing for it.

    And most importantly, willing to recognize that it will take A LOT of work. No relationship is perfect, they require work. :)

    Those are some lessons I have learned over the past 4 years. :)

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  2. Well being a young married couple, just hit 5 years in March, I would have to say you need to be flexible and communicate. More than likely each of you will want to go in a different direction with things. If you are able to talk things through together you find a true north among you and more than likely if you reach that true north the outcome will be much greater than any direction you could have gone by yourself.

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  3. Knowing when to swallow your ego and say two simple words: "I'm sorry."

    And I think it's so important that couples have time to play together - to laugh and to enjoy each other's company. :)

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  4. BF and I just celebrated 6.5 years this weekend!! I think it takes compromise, communication, and lots of laughs. Doing things together, be a team. Hope your parents enjoy the next 30 years together!

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  5. Congratulations to your parents!

    Compromise.
    Communication.
    Co-operation.

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  6. Willing to work hard. I'm in denial myself that relationships take work because I feel it should be effortless but obviously I'm finding out other wise. Also, admitting that sometimes your wrong and manning up to it.

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  7. It takes a lot of patience, but one thing that works really well for us is looking out for one another, trusting that it goes both ways.

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  8. I just found your blog--love this post!

    I read a great comment on successful relationships somewhere: Always believe the best of your partner.

    It applies to so much, and it makes such a difference.

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