Video:How Do You Make Your Relationship Last?with Ramon Johnson
Every relationship is as unique and complicated as the people in it, but committing to work together can be the recipe to working things out in the long run. Check out these words of wisdom from couples on how they keep their relationship strong.See Transcript
Transcript:How Do You Make Your Relationship Last?Hi, I'm Ramon Johnson for about.com. Today we're going to ask same sex couples for tips on how they make their relationship last.
Q&A on Making Relationships Last"Communication. Big, yeah. Communication is very important."
Is it too trite to say, don't go to bed angry? Cause we've managed that one. Yes, we've managed that one. Cause going to bed angry really sucked in the morning.
Listening, talking, she's better at talking and I'm better at listening – so my talking is good development and her listening is good development. I think I'm a very good listener. Yes, she is.
For us a common spirituality, that we're very fortunate in the fact that we share everything so – on the spirituality side, whatever that side is, that really is a bonding factor too.
Honestly, it's just, there's nothing we can't talk about and don't hide it. The hardest thing to talk about only makes you stronger or gets you out of the wrong relationship. You know. True. And it has only made us stronger.
But you know the other thing is you have to pick the right person. Right? Yeah.
I mean he makes me laugh all of the time. I wake up smiling when he says goodbye to me in the morning and uh I go to sleep laughing because he'll say something later. Um, so I think laughter is critical.
What makes your relationship last?
Team work…team work….we're team E and our family really functions on that principal. Our daughter totally understands that idea of being a team mate and we're really a team.
We never go to bed mad at each other. Always talk everything out, never ever go to bed mad at each other. Keep communicating.
I think respecting each other's differences. Um, when I was younger I think I demanded from my relationships to share a lot about the same taste and preferences that I had. But I think as I grow older, that was a recipe for disaster, I think as I grow older I realize, you know, just because he likes to do this and that doesn't mean he doesn't love me.
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