I've been divorced twice and therefore know nothing about making relationships work.
However, tomorrow I will be celebrating 5 years with my beloved. Here are some things I learned in this relationship that I obviously didn't learn during my two marriages:
- You can compromise without surrendering.
- Choose your battles, man. Everything doesn't have to be an argument.
- Sometimes he is right.
- Nothing makes a man happier than when he's allowed to be the man.
- Silence is golden.
- Mutual respect is key.
- Relationships are not a friggin' competition.
- It pays to be careful with each other's feelings. You can't just say any ole thing.
- Being able to have a real conversation with someone is a beautiful thing. Cause when the looks fade and the kids are gone and five times a week is reduced to five times a year ... seriously, what do you have left?
- Suprises never go out of style
- Sharing common interests is so important.
- Support him ... even if you don't necessarily agree with him.
Keep in mind, I only know this stuff because the opposite way wasn't working for me. :)