Dating couples advice
So when I would go visit him, the first thing we'd do is figure out when the next time is that I'm going to come back. We always wanted to be on the phone, and we couldn't wait until the next trip to see each other. That saved us.__Eric:__Communication is key, and you have to be honest with each other.
That way at the end of one trip I always had another to look forward too. What's the key to making a relationship grow and then last?
For the longest time, I put me first and not my partner.
If you could go back to your first month or first year of dating, would advice would you give yourself? I found myself in my early-mid 20's and I only thought about myself.
How have you changed in your relationship over time? I'm trying not to sweat the small stuff of "today," because it's pretty trivial compared to what we want from our future. I made that mistake--Being in the same space but trying to keep things separate. This is now our home, our apartment, our rug that we both wipe our feet on. Not romantic I know, but that's where we're at right now. __Lynn: I mean, I wouldn't necessarily lay everything on the table on the first date, but be straight up about your wants and needs. Eric: The only place for playing games is exactly that: playing. What tips would you have for balancing work life, a social life and your love life?I learned this lesson the hard way when I started dating a friend in high school.Not only were we good friends, but our families were also extremely close and had been for years.What have you guys done that's helped you go from dating, to living together, to happily married? We accepted each other's flaws and faults and saw them as part of each other's character and not detriments. We do things together, we laugh together, and we live our lives.