What Makes Relationships Last?

@sharon_ (1171)
United States
July 2, 2007 7:27pm CST
There are a lot of older couples who have been married for years.Some of them 50 or more years.I wonder how they do it?
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@wisconsin26 (3861)
• United States
3 Jul 07
lots of love, honesty and being happy together.. My mom and dad were married 29 years it would have been 31 July 12.. But my father passed away last year with a massive heart attack.. When i seen my parents together they were happy they were totally in love each other so much they like couldn't live with out each other.. They always did things together. So i think it's those three things that kept them together and i think those three things that keep marriages last for years and years.
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@sharon_ (1171)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I'm very sorry that you just recently lost your dad.I'm sure your mom and dad were a very happy couple.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I've always heard if you play together you stay together and I don't mean just in bed. Make your relationship fun.
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@sharon_ (1171)
• United States
3 Jul 07
That comment makes a whole lot of sense to me!
@babostwick (2037)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Love, respect, trust are the key ingredients. Also probably chemistry as well. If that isn't there, then it won't do the trick and may or may not last. But you have to have love, respect, and trust for it to work.
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@sharon_ (1171)
• United States
3 Jul 07
No, I don't think that a relationship will last without the chemistry.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I personally am divorced, but my sister has been married over thirty years. She say the most important things to remember are first to pick your battles, and second to learn that you don't always have to verbalize what you are thinking. Sometimes after a few hours your thoughts have changed!
@sharon_ (1171)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I came upon a situation at work between me and a co-worker. Long story-short, a co-worker and I has a dispute. I knew I was right about something and in a extremely nice way, tried to explain something to her. I wanted to be the "big person" I should have just kept ny mouth shut.That's alright though.
@Ravrockin (281)
• India
3 Jul 07
If they really like to each other so much and have respect & trust the relations can be go on more than 50 or till 100years
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@sharon_ (1171)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I think that is beautiful.
@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
3 Jul 07
I think the later year marriage is a different sort of marriage to the young peoples marriage, young people look at marriage through rose colored glasses I think, nearly every little girl had a dream of being a bride and living happily ever after and having living dolls to play with and I think real life can be a shock and it isn't like the way you dreamed sometimes then you have the later years marriage, two people who have lived life, the real life and they look for something different in a person, they still love, I have a friend who married for the first time at the age of 65 and it is beautiful to see such devotion between two people, I think as you get older you learn to appreciate the more important things in a person, it is no longer looking through those rose colored glasses it is for real.
@sharon_ (1171)
• United States
3 Jul 07
The way you put it is so magical.That is wonderful about your friend getting married for the first time at age 65.
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
Maybe because of Love, respect and trust. It will add to for sure.
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@sharon_ (1171)
• United States
3 Jul 07
An excellent combination for a golden anniversity!