Almost every girl has dated one: a liar, a cheater, or a jerk. And what’s worse, many women make excuse after excuse for taking their scoundrels back again and again. In fact, many people can come up with hundreds of reasons to take back a-no-good-man. If you’re dating around, but someone special has pulled ahead of the pack, to the point where you’ve let the others fall off, you’ve stepped into relationship territory. Alternatively, if you’re still on your dating site of choice and you’re not compelled to message anyone new, or even log in, you’ve been bitten, and maybe it’s time to think of your romance in relationship terms.
I have been a LDR over 3000 kilometers for 10!!! years, but now it seems we are breaking up. He wrote a mail saying he needs a break, and I do not really know why now, except that our love had cooled down gradually over the years. Maybe because no one could ever see him or herself moving to the other country. The trouble is, now we are not the youngest anymore, so I doubt if I will ever have a partner again, and I am really afraid of getting nowhere again in a relationship.
I don’t know how wise it would be to suggest that your female readers stay passive in today’s dating world, especially if they are looking for a traditionally masculine man. In other words, the gatherers are after a diminishing resource and they have a lot of competition they need to deal with.
Do the people in each of your lives know and love Jesus more because you’re together? Do they see God’s grace and truth working in you and your relationship as you walk through life together? Are the two of you thinking proactively about how to bless your friends and family, and point them to Christ? More and more, as the world is watering down dating, your relationship can be a provocative picture of your fidelity to Christ and a call to follow him.
Every relationship has unique qualities that add to the experience of that particular relationship. Across the board, the most important quality that you can have is strong communication skills. Regardless of the type of relationship (friendship, romantic relationship, etc.) being able to communicate and understand each other is critical.
As lovers who have been together many years and happy, we have at last given in to the requests of friends to share some of our secrets of how to achieve the dream of true and lasting love. Any combination of astrological signs and diverse personalities can have a successful relationship if they are motivated to grow together and adapt to their own needs and those of their lover. The thing we think many people do wrong is they jump into relationships too quickly. Attraction is important but it takes serious effort to know someone well enough to go for the long, hot love. And, yes, it can be hot and should be hot even after the new wears off the relationship. You too can have a great relationship as lasting as our 30+ yrs.