Post # 1
Usually I think articles like this are ridiculous, but I really liked this one! Read here: http://theweek.com/article/index/256812/the-5-secrets-to-a-great-relationship-according-to-research
“When asked to describe the state of their relationship, those with a high level of rigidity in habits and thinking — that is, a resistance to new things, new ideas, and changes of any sort — named 38 percent more problems in their relationship than those who were more flexible in their thinking.”
“People who watched an above average amount of television per day were 26 percent less likely to be satisfied with their relationship status than were people who watched a below average amount of television per day.”
So bees, what do you think the key is to making your relationship work?
Post # 5
Compromise, realistic expectations, loyalty, honesty and respect.
Post # 3
@snickerdoodles: I think its completely normal to feel overwhelmed by this!
If its something you’re on board with, I think you can make it work. Plenty of shops have dresses and there should be enough time for some minor alterations. Are you still going to be having it the same date? March 31?
Post # 7
@globalmargaret: Ugh the super nose is the worst! I recently went to Vegas and let me tell you it was overwhelmingly gross at times. If possible carry around a citrus based lotion, chapstick or even a cutie (yes the edible ones). Citrus is amazing at knocking out nausea and those nasty smells. If you can get your hands on some grapefruit oil you can rub a little in your palms and smell, heard this is a great option too.
Today has been a rough preggo day and here I thought nausea was done with now that I am in my second trimester. Nausea, day three of a migraine and sheer exhaustion hit me hard this morning around 11 am and hasn’t let up. I cannot wait to go home and nap!
Post # 4
@MrsBeck: Super easy! Definitely messy, but easy.
This is the tutorial I used.
Post # 7
Trust, communication, loyalty, and compromise.
Post # 8
Trust/honesty, communication and compromise.
Post # 10
Communication is huge, FI and I really perfected this skill during our 4 year LDR because it was all we had. It may have sucked while we were apart, but I think the relationship skills that we learned and the individual growth we acquired will stand us in good stead for the rest of our lives. I also think openess and flexibility are really important.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin
Trust, communication, love and most of all laughter.. It gets you through everything.
Post # 13
Been married 25 years this october (on here for my daughter’s wedding, which has been and gone )
Got married when I was 20, my dh 26.
Yes got married young, got engaged after 6 months, and married after a year of meeting.
Communication is the key….and laughter. Every day without fail he makes me laugh (even if he does a nudie dance, though I’m usually laughing at him when he does that !!!!
My daughter I think is following my footsteps…married early, engaged after 4 months, married after 2 years of meeting. But she was a little older at 21 🙂
Post # 14
Post # 16
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
Love, trust, and commitment.
Post # 17
i believe in the 3 cornerstones of a relationship; love, respect and trust.
without these, there is not a solid foundation. you can’t love someone you don’t respect and you can’t respect someone you don’t trust.
of course there are many other elements that help build the relationship on top of the foundation; communication, compromise, loyalty and forgiveness.