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Doris
08-20-2006, 08:46 AM
Say what you really think in answer to this question. Then state your age group. I think there will be a differance with the age groups.
According to the TV commercials sex is the answer. From male enhancement to woman's creams, etc. Maybe I am a prude but I think if thats all you have , it will never last.

The most important ingredient in a marriage or long time commitment is_________________

Age groups 1. under 25
2--26 to 49
3 50 and over

Communication--sorry to say--age group 3 Mackie--don't look--I like 2 better.

Gigi
08-20-2006, 08:48 AM
I would have to say Trust and Comunication...............
Group 2 for me.........

Ginny M.
08-20-2006, 09:09 AM
Friendship and trust and communication!
group 3

shianname25
08-20-2006, 09:10 AM
I am in age group 2 and my answer is HONESTY and COMMUNICATION

Richelle
08-20-2006, 09:56 AM
I'd say communication--age group 2. Not that I speak from experience! LOL!

Sissy19
08-20-2006, 10:04 AM
Age group 3... being each other's best friend.

Pat
08-20-2006, 10:24 AM
honesty,trust ,communication
age group 3

CarolC
08-20-2006, 10:25 AM
Age group 3+ I agree with Sissy38, Vic's been my best friend for 45 years, I was 15 when we met.

juliane729
08-20-2006, 10:43 AM
Group 2 ~ I think trust has to be the biggest component (speaking through lack of experience though)

gloria
08-20-2006, 11:00 AM
age group 3...... God is the head of our marriage Isn't that old fashioned but we will be married 50 years in 2008?

Char
08-20-2006, 11:11 AM
trust, honesty and communication
group 3

Joyce D.
08-20-2006, 11:18 AM
Well I am in group three..Have been married twice and am not married now.The turning point for me was when the loss of respect happens...no matter what reason. That is the end for me. Sex is a wonderful thing for a lot of reasons, but a relationship is something a lot deeper. Just friends or married.

Dianna
08-20-2006, 11:30 AM
group 3

Communication and having a common spirit. That's two......but you need both!

Faye
08-20-2006, 11:35 AM
Being the "best of friends" and having the same values.
I'm in group three. :smileyspa

Bobbi
08-20-2006, 12:45 PM
Trust -- in each other, and in the Lord

Group 2...

MarriedToMyHero
08-20-2006, 12:57 PM
Group 2 and I say Communication, Honesty, and the ability to compermise on petty things (IE: he wants a orange car and you want black... you compermise on a blue car)

Lois
08-20-2006, 12:58 PM
Age Group 3 - I think communication, trust, honesty, love, and compassion are very important to a marriage. I think you just have to really love and care for the other person, more than you care about yourself. I also think that it is very important to share the same goals, and to be on the same page. I have been married for 35 years, and there has been both up and down moments, but I truly feel blessed and happy. Lois

Marilyn2
08-20-2006, 02:57 PM
I was going to say compatability in the things that are most important to you, but Dianna said that more clearly in "having a common spirit", and Lois: "to be on the same page". My husband and I basically "have the same values", as Faye said, but get tripped up because of incompatability in our "core differences"...accumulating stuff vs. living sparsely (ever-present bone-of-contention. I'm the packrat), Religion is everything vs. don't need it anymore. It's like being yoked but pulling in different directions.
age group 3. (and I'm probably acting like I'm 3 lol).
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Bootiful
08-20-2006, 03:19 PM
Well,if so inclined, you could go and have sex with anyone! But the caring about each other and the companionship is more important to me. I think you have to have a lot of give and take in a relationship and be willing to work on it everyday . If you only think,ME,ME,ME, then you're in trouble. I think you have to be happy within yourself first and not depend on your spouse to make you happy. That is a big load to carry!

babybungalow5
08-20-2006, 04:30 PM
group 2 trust and honesty

ChrisM
08-20-2006, 04:33 PM
I'd say trust and communication
age group 2

Marilyn2
08-20-2006, 04:44 PM
I think you have to be happy within yourself first and not depend on your spouse to make you happy. That is a big load to carry!

You're a wise woman, Audrey! (and sometimes a "wiseguy" :biglol: ).

JudyinOntario
08-20-2006, 04:56 PM
i am in age group 2.............honesty is very important.........loving without conditions

Bertie
08-20-2006, 05:00 PM
Being there for each other! age group 2

Cathi
08-20-2006, 07:49 PM
Well said Audrey!! :clapsmile

TRUST is our main thing. We go off to different things seperate.
I like my space and doing things on my own and so does he.
That's where the trust come in. No questions asked.

willakay
08-20-2006, 08:03 PM
Respect, trust and being a good companion (friend)
Age group 2

DaleLuvsBabies
08-20-2006, 08:51 PM
I'm in age group #2. Its definately communication & trust!

Dollstar2
08-20-2006, 09:36 PM
Mutual respect, communication and trust. It also helps to share a sense of humor.

Age group 2, married 23 years to the same man!

sweetkittyco
08-20-2006, 10:14 PM
The most important thing is to be IN True Love with each other and have God in the center of you and your marriage, then all of the other important stuff that every body has mentioned will fall into place. I think they call it soul mate. I'm in The old group. No doubt about it.:yessmiley

Geniebeanie
08-20-2006, 10:16 PM
Age Group 3, Respect,honesty,love,comunication and trust.

Raye
08-20-2006, 10:41 PM
Group 3
Being best friends to begin with, trust and communication, mutual respect for each other.

Bootiful...you said it girl.

Cathi, you forgot to put you age group. LOL

Mackie-NC
08-20-2006, 11:08 PM
Love for each other, respect for each other and good communication and we believe that God is the center of our marriage. We just had our 42nd Anniversary. I am in age group 3!

Doris, I can't believe you have been lying all these years about your age!! LOL

Doris
08-21-2006, 07:57 AM
Well, I should have put in group 2 Mackie. No young people answered this post. With all the junk on TV I wondered what their answer would be. I said communication because if you can talk you have it made.
Oh Mackie---I am 29 forever.

Mackie-NC
08-21-2006, 08:38 AM
Yes, sure you are, Doris! They say you are as old as you think you are!

Dorothy T
08-21-2006, 03:56 PM
Age Group 3 And I Would Say Faithfulness. I Agree With You Gloria. God Should Be The Head Of Any Marriage.

Honey Love
08-21-2006, 04:46 PM
Well, I am in group 2, and I say trust is #1. If I could not trust my husband, I would not spend another day married to him. I trust him with our marriage vows. I would also trust him with my life.

But there is also more to being married. A few other key ingrediants are love, friendship, honesty, communication, shared values, playfulness, laughter, and God. My husband and I have been married 25 years.

judy2
08-21-2006, 05:50 PM
Love and the commitment to work at it! Age group 3 for me

Tracey427
08-22-2006, 01:04 AM
Age group 2 and communication, love, friendship and trust