10 Years in a loving relationship

Philippines
April 7, 2011 8:17pm CST
10 years is a very long time especially for a relationship. Dave and Emma just celebrated their 10th year together as boyfriend and girlfriend. THey almost married before but decided not to so that they could pursue their careers. They're still together and they're not living in together. sounds perfect. how long have you been in a relationship with someone without being married to them?
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• Philippines
8 Apr 11
My longest is 1 year and 3 months, I think. I should be proud because I got over one year but the relationship was basically a train wreck waiting to happen.
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• Philippines
8 Apr 11
oh i'm sorry to hear that i hope you'll find someone to stay with for a longer time than 1 year and 3 months maybe 1 year and 4 months? hahaha naw... i hope longer! :D
• Philippines
8 Apr 11
I'm actually with someone right now. She seems to be the one.
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• Philippines
8 Apr 11
very cool i hope this one stays longer than the rest and seems like you're happy to be with her
@LifeGuru (923)
• Canada
8 Apr 11
It's been 479 days since I haven't married my fiancee yet. We're not getting married till he actually gets me a ring, and I turn 21 (since he said he'd marry me any time etc) so it'll give us more time to save up for the private wedding. I'm sill fairly young but it's all good. ^^ He isn't going no where and nor will I if you seriously love someone and are committed to them, and you have ought most mutual trust then marriage is completely an option as long as you remain faithful to that person and put your ought most trust in them. That is how I see what's going on with Dave and Emma... D: 10 years?!?! o.o Looks like neither of them are ready to settle down and save up hard earned money for future purposes instead of just kicking back live the married life and have kids (not right away, but in the looooooooooooooooong run). I don't know any couples who are like that but I can picture how it would be like. It takes time getting use to the not living together part since there are times when you need the one you love by your side. Especially if you see the people around you in public hugging, kissing, and doing all that stuff that you know your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife would do with you too. I get pretty jealous and worked up sometimes but I got use to it because I'd be doing better and doing the same thing tenfold. :) But back to Smiley and I, we'll still be pursuing our careers and getting rid of financial debt separately before even settling down to purchase our own home and raise a family. o.o We'll help each other out during emotional and physical stresses. As for financial? We'd probably give each other the best advice we can give as a game plan with the "what's next" part to our budget since I know money will be slightly tight since him and I are both starting out - and we're also currently right now college students living elsewhere. Terrific... _ But I'll live. I'll be finished in July which would help me kick start on my career and work on my own game plan with how I am going to pay off my debts --- lotto isn't always the option. T_T
• Philippines
8 Apr 11
well they still try their best to spice up their relationship by treating each other as if they were just newly in their relationship they had dinner in a posh restaurant last night and he went all the way with his gestures emma truly appreciated it
@LifeGuru (923)
• Canada
8 Apr 11
^^ smart. Hey! At least things he'll be trying won't be old every time he sees her which is a bonus. :)
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• Philippines
8 Apr 11
yep they love each other in ways that they don't really need to talk about it anymore they just show it
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
8 Apr 11
My longest relationship without being married was only 4 years. Sad to say we didn't end up together. Maybe its not meant to be. Anyway I'm thankful because I found the one who's really meant for me and we're married for 12 years now
• Philippines
8 Apr 11
wow good for you! 12 years is a long time! most people nowadays just marry to get divorced or annulled or separated :D have a great and happy long life with the one you're with right now
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
8 Apr 11
You know what, I really want to get married, but eventually, I found that my relationship with my ex is not working anymore, we have been together for more than 4 years, that is a pretty long term of relationship too. Well, since it is not working out for me, I won't want to stay in this relationship either.
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• Philippines
8 Apr 11
and there's no way to fix it huh? yeah don't force the situation you'll both end up hating each other
@keshia2007r (2886)
• United States
8 Apr 11
This coming October it would make my boyfriend and I 4th year anniversary. Time for us has gone by so fast. Married is not what either of use wants right now. We do see it in the future, but I had school and my career and my boyfriend already has is career. We are still getting to know each other and is not in a rush. I want to be developed in my career before I start to have a family. Now if I was in a 10 year relationship and haven't gotten married yet, some women see that as a bad thing. Meaning he will never marry you, because you are comfortable with just being a girlfriend. I've always hear "once you live with a man single, he'll take forever to get to the ring" i.e wedding ring. But hey, this works for some people and not for others. To each its own and I hope their relationship last and last!
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• Philippines
8 Apr 11
i hope their relationship lasts more than a decade i don't see them marrying yet but they really should start planning again