One reader responded that lack of respect is the root of all relationship problems. No respect for your partner leads to everything from poor communication to infidelity. It's the minimum requirement when it comes to making a relationship work.
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If both partners don't have this feeling then one partner will be giving all, only some day to 'wake up' or become 'fed up'. Both sad states.
What is more important , on this entire planet, than the relationships that we have with loved ones?
The Beatles had great insight when they said 'All you need is Love"
So very true as true love controls our actions and behaviour.
People here think a lot of compatibility and logic when it comes to relationship. Take it easy guys!!!. Partner up with some descent, educated, and respectful and be with them. Accept their shortcomings and be more tolerant. Finding issues in others is a never ending story. We just have to adapt to the other person and enjoy each others company. It just looks to me like people dont feel the necessity to be in one stable relationship and they just want to find better option always. This kind of mentality might keep you trilled always but very bad for the society,family values , and future generation. Just my two cents!!!
The reason our marriage has lasted is because of REspect for one another and compromise but above all HONOUR!
wE HAVE EXPERIENCED EVERYTHING YOU LISTED BUT WE HAVE NEVER BEEN SELFISH, WE ALWAYS YIELD TO THE OTHER FIRST , THEIR HAPPINESS COMES FIRST.
Simply...If you have a nice pleasant character, your relationship is more likely to succeed. Better if both partners are nice, pleasant, open minded, clever people. I do not have time to list the 10 Reasons Why People Have A Bad Character, but they are easy to be noticed by looking around you.
People with unpleasant characters tend to have bad relationships and bad marriages. Who wants to stay committed to someone that doesn't make them happy?
Look at the successful relationships and marriages that are still going strong, must be that they both have a pleasant character. Lucky the person with a pleasant one that finds his soul mate.
Denise...It happens to be that you are among the nice, pleasant, unselfish, clever people that I mentioned earlier in my comment. You and your husband are Rare species nowadays. Congratulations for your 40 years.
Teach others how you have done it....Cheers!!!
Or is it that Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus???
They have to make effort to meet on the Moon because it is a disaster between these two on Earth... :-)
I understand the desire for a partner with consistent physical attractiveness, however when looking at a long term life partner it is not realistic as both men and women age. A friend once told me, would you still love this person you are with if you were blind. It made me think.
very hard to be in a relationship when a person is INTROVERTED ! especially when it comes down to communication. having to repeat myself in EVERYTHING ! and a great lack in emotional support. his game is: don't cry at all !!!