Random fact about me: I’ve been in a relationship for a bit more than 5 years.
Long story short: we met in high school and well..one thing led to another and here we are xD How have we done it you ask?
To be honest, we’ve had a couple of break ups over the years, because no one is perfect (meaning no relationship is perfect either) and we were pretty young and immature when it all started. (And to be even more honest, sometimes I have an attitude from hell). But what we knew for sure is that it was something worth fighting for so we always managed to work things out and stay together. So here we are, 5 years later and still MADLY in love..
So what does it take for a relationship to last this long? PATIENCE (lots of it! especially when you’re both leo’s like we are), compromising, talking things out (and yes, I know it’s easier to say “nothing” when your S/O asks you what’s wrong but that won’t get you far), keeping the romance alive (including a night out once in a while, surprising your S/O with flowers or chocolate (anything will do really), etc. etc. (be creative!), talking about your hopes and dreams (why would you be in a relationship with someone if you don’t see a future with them?). Anyway, the list is really, really, REALLY long..
Relationships are not easy and take plenty of work, but like I said, at the end of the day, it’s definitely worth it. Spending time with that special someone, talking for hours or on the contrary, not talking at all cause their presence is enough, laughing until you cry over the littlest things..that’s your reward for all the work you’re putting in.
Every relationship is different because everyone is unique..there are couples that never fight, while others fight daily (maybe even multiple times a day xD) but as long as you’re both happy, that is all that matters.
xx Waleska ❤