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I need your thoughts on relationships

One of the hats I put on is life-coach. My youngest step-daughter now 26 is getting married in Sept and I am officating the service. I thought it would be interesting to throw the question out...What makes a relationship work? and see what kind of responses I get from this wonderful community. I have been asking this of several friends and relatives and suprisingly the answers I have been getting don't really vary a lot.
So give me your thoughts.

What makes a relationship work?

thanks for your help
tricia robin

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Auma's picture

This what i think.

Relationships don't just work automatically,but they are nurtured.If one side expects too much from the other,the relationship may end up breaking,because that feeling of dissatisfaction will always hoover around.(i am not trying to sound like a relationship counselor)!

Both parties must learn to adjust to some extent.I know a brand new relationship always looks like the perfect one,only to realize that there are so many patches ahead.

Training each other about our likes and likes,and how to go about them.

One hurdle that i always look at as tough,and makes the test hard to "pass" is bending.Most partners would like to bend the other and not to be bent.

If both parties don't work hard at it,it will never work.It is very unfair for one partner to be a recipient and the other a giver...

Keeping a good relationship is also an art,and creativity must come in.

Leah Auma.

JMKELLAM's picture

In my (possibly naive)

In my (possibly naive) opinion, sharing the same goals are the backbone to a relationship. If you and your partner want the same things out of your lives then you will always be working together and your compromises will be small. If you can't share your dreams and passions with the person you love, then what will keep you together?

Tricia, I believe you have a lot more to offer this community than being a witness but it history is only history because someone witnessed it. Whatever you bring, welcome to Pulse Wire.

In friendship,

Jenna Kellam

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