Secrets to a lasting relationship...

Philippines
April 4, 2008 10:03am CST
What do you think is the secret for a relationship to last forever -- or at least for a very looong, looong time? I have been married for eleven years now, and honestly, I do not know exactly why my husband and I are still together. Maybe because we have kids, and we love them so much, and we do not want to be separated from them. Maybe because we do not have divorce in the Philippines. Or probably, being a Catholic, we believe on keeping the marriage/relationship intact no matter what. For whatever reason, one thing I know for sure. I love my husband so much. I cannot imagine life without him.
2 people like this
3 responses
@miller1978 (1104)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Trust and honesty are the two biggest things I believe keeps a relationship together. If you can't be honest with each other or trust one another then it won't last and will end badly. In the past I have had relationships end badly because I did trust the other person but they were not honest with me. Now I have found that and glad I did. I'm happy with my partner and will stay that way.
1 person likes this
5 Apr 08
Trust is the key, but I also believe compromise comes right after. If you aren't willing to compromise your feelings, it won't last, and you have got to have a sense of humor and laugh with your husband or wife.
@ladysakurax (1163)
• Canada
5 Apr 08
I think it's like a lottery. You guys are made for each other so there won't be a problem. When a person is different and has different point of views, this can lead to problems. If the man is an abusive person or the woman is always is treating her husband the way he doesn't like, it's not going to work as well. It's good to hear that your relationship with your husband is still good. :)
1 person likes this
• Canada
5 Apr 08
I think one of the secrets is to pay attention to eachother and really listen. Find someone with whom you have things in common, don't try to change people to be more like you. My husband was married before, and I was not. When we got married, we were determined to marry someone we were compatible with, not someone we'd have to "change" or "adapt to." We are not just married, we are best friends.