How do you keep your love alive?

Philippines
June 22, 2008 6:51am CST
Many people have thought that having a relationship is like experiencing heaven. But in an actual relationship this is not always the case. In any relationship lovers would have some ups and downs to work with. Sadly, some people would even feel frustrated that their expectations were not at all realized. However, many would soon take it as a part of having a relationship and would really make some efforts to keep their relationship alive. How do you accept this fact in your relationship? What do you do in keeping your love and your relationship alive?
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@Talal159 (147)
• Oman
22 Jun 08
understanding each other is the key to keep relatioship alive
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• Philippines
22 Jun 08
Yes, understanding would do most of the time. The feeling of being understood would make one feel being loved.
• India
23 Jun 08
according to me which i use for my relationship is understanding each other very nicely and trust.This are the two important things which one should never forget. and to make it more interesting love and affectionate,caressing,etc. Make her feel that how she is very important in your life.
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
That's right. Making her feel how important she is for you would surely make her do the same for you. I can see that you are very happy with your life.
• India
24 Jun 08
ohh yes im......it really feels great when you love someone truely and even she loves you the same..right...well i think nowadays...true love doesn't exist....very few think that...
@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jun 08
Any relationship is not always heavenly. They all have their ups and downs. If you go into a relationship with perfection as a expectation then give it up now. I think relationships have cycles and the better you know the other person the better off you are. Knowing yourself before you ever get into any relationship is important. Then getting to know the other person before you expect things is important. If you make sure all the bases are covered before you get started then you have a better chance of sucess.
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
Very well said! There's no such thing as a perfect relationship which is always smooth-sailing. What is important is you first know your own capacities before you learn to know and grow with each other.
• Malaysia
23 Jun 08
Well, in order to keep a relationship alive, it helps if you are a creative person and understand what your lover like. Find new ways to surprise your love, find new ways to joke to your love, find new place to go, find new things to buy her. You just have to be creative and innovative for your relationship to be colourful.
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
Giving your love some nice surprises would surely make her feel how much she's being loved. That would make her love you more also. Keep it up.
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
Hi... Me and my boyfriend is being together for more than 3 and a half years.. We are happy for all these years.. I don't know maybe our relationship are just really weird because we don't fight like other relationship.. We have some misunderstanding but it only takes about 5 to 10 minutes then we are ok... We make sure that we don't fight like shouting or quarrellings.. We are just like best friend.. We don't want that other people will just broke up our relationship just because of some stupid reasons.. As long as possible we tell all of our secrets, we don't lie to each other and most of all we show trust and respect to each other. We don't let other people decide for what is best for us.. We always talk our problems and we won't stop until it solves. Now, we are in the long distance relationship.. It is almost 2 months that we are in the long distance relationship. I went to other cities to find job and he cannot come with me because of some reasons but even though we are in the long distance relationship we make sure that we always text, call, chat or email everyday.. Even I'm at work we always have a communications like chatting.. Everything is possible for as long as you really want it to be possible..
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
You have all the ingredients to make your relationship works. You have both the proper way to deal with each other. I just wish you'll be together forever. Good luck.
• Philippines
22 Jun 08
exploring different ways of making love??? hihihihih
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
That's right man! But be sure that after you have explored and tried everything in making love you also find ways to keep the love burning and alive always.
@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
22 Jun 08
In every relationship you receive a glimpse of heaven. What one should always do to keep your love alive is remember to respect that person and do the things that attract you. At times couples get settle in an relationship and the things that they used to enjoy they stop doing. For instance if you used to go out and enjoy yourselves watching a movie, night on the town. Then why stop. You don't have to do it every night no. Once a month, bring back the love and togetherness that draws you when you was just falling in love.
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
I like the way you say it -"glimpse of heaven". That's reality. Many people think that love relationship is always in heaven and they get frustrated when they realize that it's not always heaven. Your suggestion to keep the "heaven" in the relationship would surely be highly regarded by other people.
• Philippines
22 Jun 08
I guess it helps if you keep on trying out new things together, like getting involved in sports or any activity that both of you haven't done yet and decide to try for the first time together. You should also be spending some alone time every once in a while. That way you would rekindle the fire, as others put it.
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
Yes, keeping the love fresh always by having fun with new things to share on together is one way to keep the love alive. You're right, spending some moments alone together would surely make the relationship maintain it's fire everyday.
@anex08 (868)
• Philippines
22 Jun 08
Trust , respect and love itself will keep the relationship alive, not perfect but better. Trust is the key that each parties is at peace in relatinoship, respect is great to show care for each others privacy. If all those are being meet then love is being keep alive. We do not have perfect relationship because of the fact that we are not perfect but accepting the fact that we are indeed human who are prone to commit mistakes is the best effort we can give to ourselves as well as to our partners.
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
Trust and respect -these, I believe are elements of love. Key elements, in fact. Just try to think how worse is it without them -for distrust is betrayal and disrespect is the outcome of distrust...
@sparkster (181)
22 Jun 08
I would say that my relationship is more like hell!
• Philippines
22 Jun 08
Oh. That hurts...be strong. If you think you can still make it better do try to do it. If you exhausted everything to make the relationship work but it won't...it would be better to cut it off. (Just a suggestion)
@ayrin03 (318)
• Philippines
22 Jun 08
hi manaoagmemoirs! It's not always being inlove and romantic all the time. There are things that we can't explain.. But if you would notice why it fades because its too much for both of you. Sometimes don't be together. Make yourself miss each other. Give yourselves a time for each. Lastly, be friends. Some relationships forgot that they have to stay friends also. Not only commitment you do have because sometimes when romance fades friendship will keep both into the relationship.
• Philippines
22 Jun 08
Making yourselves miss each other, giving time for each other and be friends....those are beautiful advises.