On your search for a good one – and it only takes one — there are a few things you need in order to have a happy, longterm relationship. Yesterday, I asked the DW community on Facebook for six things that were most important for them in their search for a happy, longterm relationship. Here are some of the answers I liked best:
1. “Communication, ability to spend time apart, both people willing to invest in the relationship, someone to share chocolate with, and the same overall goals with the relationship.”
2. “A delicious cheesecake recipe, a willingness to make said cheesecake, a generosity of spirit to share said cheesecake, the foresight to always have the ingredients to make cheesecake on hand, clean forks, and cold milk.”
3. “Income, alcohol, internet, cheese, TV, and king size bed.”
And here are mine:
1. A desire to be in a relationship and the willingness to risk getting hurt.
2. The patience, trust and faith needed to hang in there while you search for the right match.
3. A willingness and commitment to work through your shit.
4. A willingness to accept someone else’s shit.
5. The wisdom to know when to MOA.
6. A life outside of a relationship.