Pratical relationship Vs. Love

United States
August 30, 2009 7:13pm CST
Today, two of my best friends came over my house for a couple of hours. While we were working on a computer application, we were discussing about how to maintain a long relationship between couples. My friend "A" insisted that a relationship must be maintained in good communication, just like two good friends. Everything else just second to it. Another friend of mine, friend "B" insisted that every relationship base on practical matters. If you don't have money, and you couldn't even afford to invite her to a decent meal, it just won't work out that way. For my situation, I think that a little bit of both. Would you agree with them?
3 responses
31 Aug 09
I would not be in a relationship with someone because it was "practical", that does not do anyone any good. I would only be in a relationship with them If I actually loved them and most certainly If I was actually living with them at the time.
• United States
31 Aug 09
Somehow, money comes to an important element for your consideration too.
31 Aug 09
I wouldn't stay with someone because of money.
@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
I agree. For me, it's like this: 1. Two people fall deeply in love. 2. They maintain the quality of their love through communications. 3. They make each other happy. When everything fails: 1. You have to live with the person because you have this feeling that you won't survive without them. 2. Practicality, there is a sense that they can save money if they live together. 3. To maintain their lifestyle. These are my thoughts because my friend told me that they live together for this same reason.
• United States
31 Aug 09
wow, I think that is a mixed of everything. We two person get together, there were elements that you couldn't predict or expected to happen somehow.
@John4Christ (1598)
• India
31 Aug 09
I would say both your friends "A" and "B" are right....... In today world you have to keep a proper ratio between both of these also bundled with couple of other things like maturity, Understanding, friendship, bonding, etc........ Like if you only have money but you don't really communicate and understand each others needs, then slowly but steadily the relationship will start deteriorating...... And if you have all the love and concern and proper communication but don't have decent earning then you cant really re-enforce that trust and are not able to attend to the petty needs that the other person may need...... But trust me if the love is genuine then the relationship would survive anyways......it is all about being with that person that matters and it is said that love is the greatest tool for anyone's success, if you are with him/her in all joys and sorrows then there would be a day when he would be able to fulfill all the fancies of each other........ I have learnt a lot of things from my earlier relationship and I hope to get into a serious relationship soon...... Have a great day ahead !!!!