Does a Happy and lasting relationship still exist???

@sutan74 (1112)
Philippines
March 8, 2007 12:00pm CST
Marriage nowadays don't get to reach their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary. Couples often complain about the state of their relationship, add the fact that women are now independent on their own. Many couples end in divorce and life goes on. Even some of my friends are separated, and when they fall in love again they complain about the relationship again. I think a relationship should be balanced in order to be happy and healthy. Both have to compromise and share in the problems at hand...
6 responses
@12051976 (231)
• Ghana
8 Mar 07
i think i agree with you because you can't get it all smooth. the most important elements here are tolerance, respect for each other and effective communication. Its natural to feel sometimes bored being with a particular thing for long time but marriage needs tolerance to make it go no matter what. if you use these tools effectively then i assured you of celebrating your 25th and 50 anniversary as couples the are the fruit of true love.
@sutan74 (1112)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Love and tolerance and faithfulness needs to go hand in hand for a marriage to work too. Thanks for sharing sam.
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
8 Mar 07
Well long lasting relationships do exist and I personally am married for 9+ years now and plan to celebrate our 50th anniversay with pomp and show. All you need to do is care for your partners feeling and deliver love and affection when it is needed the most.
@sutan74 (1112)
• Philippines
12 Mar 07
Good to hear it. Thanks for sharing.
@mrsturner (519)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I know that I must be an exception, but I only know two divorced couples. My parents, my aunts, uncles and cousins, and my friends are all still together. Some for a lot longer than we ever thought would stay together. It seems that today people will divorce for a difference of opinion or something of little importance. I love my husband and hope to spend years and years with him.
@sutan74 (1112)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
That is exactly my point, couples nowadays don't try to patch up things and just settle for divorce. Marriage they say is the beginning of agony and lots and lots of suffering... But if we nurture and care for it, love, happiness, contentment, unity of family are also its rewards.
@getmpfree (132)
• Slovenia
8 Mar 07
Me and Darja (my girlfriend) are not married, but this year we have a 10th anneversity of being couple. I hope we stay together for a life.
@sutan74 (1112)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
Good luck to you guys and congratulations on your 10th anniversary....
@laarni080 (127)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
Yes it does exist, but it depends to the couple how they handle there relationship well.
@shlynx08 (56)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
yes of course relationship should be balanced in order to be healthy... compromise and understand each other... its funny but my grandparent will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this june... im happy about it its nice to see them, still together dispite of the age... happy and contented...