In honor of Valentine’s Day, GiftsDirect.com took to the streets of Dublin to ask more mature couples their secrets for making love last. What they got was a touching collection of stories as an older generation remembered fondly the good times they’ve had in love.
It seems like there’s always some new study out “proving” which relationships are doomed, or more likely to succeed, based on what month you were born in or what order you do things in the shower. It’s nice to hear real people that have thrived in loving relationships talk about how they’ve made it.
The consensus seems to be communication and showing care and respect for one another. As one man put it -- partnership.
Gifts don’t seem to hurt with the ladies, either. One woman proudly mentions that she still gets a card and flowers every Valentine’s Day, and in one of my favorite lines, another woman says she prefers chocolates because you can’t eat flowers.
It’s a sweet video, and I won’t lie, the Irish accents are total ear candy, but there’s a lot of truth to it. You do have to keep working at relationships. You have to keep talking, and even more importantly, you have to keep listening to each other.
The best advice of all has to be this though: “Enjoy life. It’s not a dress rehearsal. You only get one chance.”
What do you think makes love last?
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