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What makes your relationship work??

Just wanted to know....want some tips and such..!!!Thanks

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:30 AM on Apr. 28, 2010 in Relationships

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  • Well, I wouldn't say our relationship "works". But we stay together, because that's what we chose when we got married and had kids. And it's important to us for our children to have both parents in their ONE home.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:53 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • Consistent and satisfying sex and communication. Respect, love, consideration. Alot of other things but those are the basics.
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 3:59 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • We live together instead of co-existing.  That is important in order to run a home and raise a family efficiently.  We talk, we laugh, we play, we have respect for each other and we spend time together as a couple.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 5:35 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • Always say thank you and try to give praise for working hard etc. Realize that marriage is about compromise and at best it won’t be your way 50% of the time LOL! Just love him because of him!
    Sarahedger

    Answer by Sarahedger at 5:36 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • To me marriage is like having a permanent room mate that sleeps in the same bed. You have to learn to get along and get use to their quirks. Our marriage works because we work out our issues from day to day.. And we both do not want to live without each other.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 5:54 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • We share in the work around the house. We take time to do things separately and together. We both work so share in paying the bills. We have separate accounts so that we each have our own money to do with as we want. We listen to each other's point of view. If we disagree we acknowledge that we just have a different point of view and neither one of use has to "win."
    Keksie

    Answer by Keksie at 7:50 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • The only sure fire way to make a relationship work is....CHOOSE THE RIGHT PERSON! If both people are committed and willing to do what it takes it will work. If not, one person can't do it alone.
    BJoan

    Answer by BJoan at 7:58 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • We take care of each other by doing things for each other and for our home and kids. It is not always equal, some days, I give more, some days he gives more but we keep giving regardless. We also take time for ourselves separately and respect that we need time without the other. We accept that we each are flawed and and have learned to work around this. We are by no means perfect. When we disagree, we both realize immediately that it is just a difference of thought and it doesn't affect the big picture of our lives together. (We weren't always that way, it used to be the end of the world when we disagreed, it took years to realize this.)
    We are more like partners that are caught up in a love affair. It's always been easy for us to be madly in love. It has taken years of work to figure out how to relate to each other. But I would say that it has all been so very worth it.
    bjane01

    Answer by bjane01 at 8:47 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • He's my best friend, I share everything with him. We are on the same page when it comes to nearly everything. And although there are parts of him that aren't perfect, I accept them and would never try to change him. Just as he doesn't try to change me.
    cheez1e

    Answer by cheez1e at 9:28 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T!!!!

    We also know how to have fun together. That always keeps the sparks flying.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:38 AM on Apr. 28, 2010

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