Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesdays Question

It's Wednesday so that means it's question time. It's time to ponder and then answer just one question. Okay, you can add all you want as a reason for your answer too. We'd all like that.

So here's this weeks question: For a relationship to last, what are some of the most important things needed?
Trust, respect, honesty and a sense of humor. Okay, looking hot helps too.
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  1. I would agree with your list and add common values and at least a few common interests.

    Have a perfectly wonderful day, Sandee! big hugs xoxo

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    1. Well, these are great points Barb.

      Have a perfectly wonderful day too. Scritches to the babies. :)

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  2. Patience, lots and lots of patience. :)

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    1. Yes, I'd not thought of patience. :)

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  3. friendship. and yes, hot helps! roche' says he likes his guys rock hard!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoox

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    1. Hot does help. Roche is a hoot. :)

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    2. Empress Bee cracks me up often. As she does with most of us. :)

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  4. I agree with you Sandee and definitely with Ann heheh!
    LOL @ Bee's comment

    Have a rocktastic day :-h

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    1. Yes, patience is an ingredient that I'd not thought of.

      Yes on Bee's comment. :)

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  5. Respect, Caring, Friendship, Sense of Humor, a Smile and a pretty good looking body
    ( Boobs ) I'm a man remember but most of all the person have to like me. Have a great day Sandee.

    Paul

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    1. Boobs? Bwahahahahahahaha. Okay, men are men. :)

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  6. I have to agree with everyone. Trust is soooo important. And some common interests. Relationships are hard. Enjoy your Wednesday Sandee, Zane and that Little Bit.

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    1. Relationships can be most trying indeed. :)

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  7. I luckily married my best friend. Trust is a must, honesty, fun, laughter, and good sex!

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  8. All of those and attraction too (to make the big difference between friendship and one step further). :)

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    1. That is so very true Rosey. :)

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  9. Your list is great, but I would also add understanding and for one to stop and think before you speak.

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    1. Yes, once it's out of our mouths there's no taking it back. :)

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  10. I'm trying to figure it out with number three. I'll let you know in a few more years.

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    1. I think you two are doing very well. :)

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  11. Yours is spot on. I guess I would add determination, devotion, loyalty, patience, friendship, flexibility, compassion, empathy, compromise, and acceptance.

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    1. All those are great additions Lisa. :)

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  12. adding to your list along with patience patience would be knowing how to count to 10 over and over....and looking hot!

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    1. Yes, counting to 10 doesn't always work, but it's worth a try. :)

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  13. Honesty and Laughter (and a little blindness to the other's imperfections helps)

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    1. Amen to a little blindness. :)

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  14. I am totally in agreement with your list, especially the hot part. I would only add communication. If you can't discuss a problem, it will get worse.

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    1. Oh that's a great addition. Hubby and I talk a lot so that's probably why I didn't even think of this important trait. :)

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  15. My husband is a big talker and so am I. So, that's something upon which we agree.

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    1. That's awesome. Hubby and I have what we call 'sink talk' (It's a long story about that name), but it's something we do every single day. Talk about whatever. :)

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    2. Sink talk? Hmmm? , that raises a few eyebrows ...

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    3. It's nothing bad. It's just where we would talk. The kitchen sink. I used to smoke years ago and we'd sink by the sink with the large kitchen widow open so the smoke would go out the window. It's the only place that if it was raining we wouldn't get wet. :)

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    4. Sorry, I think I have a dirty mind...

      I'm glad your sink story was sweet.

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    5. Okay, now I'm trying to make this dirty and it's not working. Yes, our sink talk was a sweet thing. All these years later and we still call it sink talk. :)

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    6. I'm glad your sink story was sweet. My sink stories always ended up wrong ;-)

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    7. I'd love to hear about one of your sink stories. :)

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  16. I think a sense of humor can get you through anything. And a LOT of patience!

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    1. Absolutely on both. :)

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  17. I agree with everyone so far. Such smart readers you have! :)

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    1. Yes, my readers are brilliant and you're brilliant too. :)

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  18. I agree with what's been said too - trust, respect, communication, laughter, adventure, all that good stuff! Plus love of animals because I could never, ever get along with someone who didn't love animals!

    Happy Wednesday Sandee! Scritches to Little Bit!

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    1. I agree about our animals. I can't imagine being with someone who hated our furbabies. Good point. :)

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  19. Common values and a committment to the relationship. If each person is committed to their partners happiness, then the relationship will be on solid ground. If each person is committed to their own happiness, failure is just a matter of time.

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    1. Spot on as usual. You've a good marriage too. It shows. :)

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  20. Trust, communication, openness, and chocolate.

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    1. Chocolate. This is brilliant. Brilliant. :)

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  21. Everything you mentioned was important but some strong back-rub hands and a strong willingness to buy chocolate for no reason on a Tuesday night helps tremendously as well.

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    1. Again with the chocolate. I love that idea. Okay a nice back-rub is good too. :)

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    1. Excellent choices Karen. I know you and Gerard have a good marriage. :)

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  23. Understanding and good listening!

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    1. Those are essential components of a long relationship. :)

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  24. Trust and honest works for me. Also, liking the other person helps!

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    1. Yes, you can love someone, and not like them. You need to like them. :)

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  25. Believe it or not, since money fights and money trouble is the main cause of divorce in North America today, i have to say learning to be on the same page about handling money. Followed by being in agreement on such things as in-laws (how will we handle the crazies), kids (whether to have them, about how many, and how will they be raised, since we don't want the inmates running the asylum), and religion. If you can come into agreement on those four issues, you stand a high statistical chance of making a go of marriage.

    Follow that up with a similar sense of humor, and you probably have the recipe for a winning relationship!

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    1. Money fights. I so remember that one. Yes, hubby and I are on the same page where money is concerned. In fact all the things you mentioned we're on the same page. Excellent points here. :)

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  26. Trust, good sense of humor, the ability to be on your own and do your own things so you don't NEED the person... and good sex. I didn't put boobs because I'm a woman. ha ha!

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    1. Yes, being your own individual is very important. Nice boobs help too. :)

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  27. I so agree with the sense of humor-it is so hard to stay in a relationship where laughter is not shared and heard :)

    I am adding on your list the "love of God" because that's on top our list as a couple.

    Have a lovely day Sandee!

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    1. Love of God is a good thing too Rocks. Yes indeed. :)

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  28. Balancing attitude, when one frets and fumes, the other should keep cool and diffuse the tension rather than shouting back and aggravating the tension.
    Know your limitations and interact with your friend suitably, Don't stretch yourself beyond your limits.
    Show your concern explicitly.

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    1. Excellent advice. There are so many things we can do to have better relationships. So many things. :)

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  29. All of the above, with a whole lot of endurance and a tad of stubbornness thrown in!

    Big hugs from OR, honey...

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    1. Well, you two are the poster children for longevity. Yes you are.

      Have a fabulous day and weekend honey. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to the babies. :)

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  30. Trust.
    Mutual interests helps as well.

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    1. Yes, mutual interests is a must. Many couple don't have that at all. :)

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