how do people last their relationship for decades.?

United States
October 5, 2010 10:30pm CST
I am really amazed seeing couples that stays together for decades. with kids having kids of their own and seeing their grand kids..what do you think is the secret for keeping the relationship lasts longer. why some people lasts only a year or so.? how long you've been together now with your relationship.? not only for married people but for people with their friends. I know friends come and go. but why some people stick together as if they are not tired of each other.
5 responses
• Portugal
7 Oct 10
me and my bf are not together not a month yet but he knows me since more than a year^^ and waited me till i accept him^^ even we live in different countries and i liked other guys he always waited^^ now im with him and we love each other much^^ im working hard here in mylot to go see him soon^^ we agreed to both save money^^ to make a relationship last for decades you need to always give care to that person and always show you love him^^ always be there to listen his problems, respect his points of view^^ argue sometimes is necessary too^^ that shows both care^^ like this a relationship can last if both do all for each other^^
• United States
12 Oct 10
lol.! argue is always part of life when involve in a relationship right?
@misheli (554)
• Philippines
6 Oct 10
There's no perfect relationship but if you put god in the center of your relationship it will definitely last. Of course there should also be love, trust and respect to each other. Me and my husband makes sure that we go to church every sunday with our kids because if you have faith in god you will also have faith in your partner.
• United States
12 Oct 10
wow I am so proud of you. The family that prays together stays together. you must have happy family then.!
@daiweian06 (1408)
6 Oct 10
You must be compatible. give and take. Accept and forgive. love patience being loyal honest and so on. There is no perfect formula but its a destiny. Always pray..=)
• United States
12 Oct 10
Yeah prayer really works. nothing is perfect.
@hushi22 (4941)
6 Oct 10
i guess it's love, trust, and respect that help them settle for decades. =)
• United States
12 Oct 10
I agree with you but in some situations some doesn't know how to respect until the love and trust slowly disappear!
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 10
Hi, I do believe a love and trust will make a relationship last forever. Only with that elements, both parties will stick together and stay together forever till they are old and see their grandchildren. How I wish I have the chance to see my grandchildren in future. Of course, for a relationship to stay stable, an argument can always happened,however, as long as both parties are willing to give and take,then problem can be solved.
• United States
12 Oct 10
Yes you are right but there are situations the other is always giving and the other is always taking..now if one is complaining it becomes an argument. For some they end up in divorce.!