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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! ***WINNER ANNOUNCED***

CONGRATS: Karen Roberts! I have emailed you!

 

Today’s a very special giveaway because I want to give you all the chance to win a KINDLE FIRE!

And I’ll be celebrating by being thankful for my husband and my son. They make my life crazy but fill it with love and laughter and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love these two. I’ve been married for 15 (LONG) years LOL. Through the ups and downs, sickness and health we have learned to be tighter and closer. And while I joke (we joke a lot in this house) our 15 years have been filled with joy, love, happiness, humor, bad puns, scary moments, tears, pain and hope. It always comes back to being each other’s rock.

I wouldn’t be who I am today without the support of my husband and his taking such a big part in ensuring I have time to write. So today I want to say thank you to him for being a driving force in my life and helping me so much when I need it. From running me a bath when I am in pain, to making sure I wake up to breakfast, he is priceless. Thank you, Mr. T for being an awesome husband and an amazing father!

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15 years of laughter

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15 years of silliness

I want to also give thanks for the little boy who took over my heart when he was born. I have no words other than to say: I love you more than my own life. More than every breath I take. And if I only had one breath left, I’d use it to tell you how much I love you.

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The boy child who takes me to the limits of my patience but then makes me smile at the end.

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The boy who knows how to hug me
because mother needs some baby love.

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These two men have given my life new purpose
and I am so thankful for them.

Whether you are married or not, have children or not, I hope you have someone (furbabies count too) that makes your life worth living.

Today’s giveaway:

A Kindle Fire!!!

KindleFire

To enter:

Tell me what you think is most important in a relationship for it to last.

All winners will be announced Sunday November, 29th so stay tuned and keep entering.

266 comments to “Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! ***WINNER ANNOUNCED***”

  1. Stacy hoyt
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:09 am · Link

    I think communtcation is key to a happy and healthy marriage https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_bye.gif



  2. Sandy Scheer
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:12 am · Link

    I feel the most important thing to have in a relationship is trust. If you can’t fully trust your partner it will never work.



  3. Donna Antonio
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:15 am · Link

    Communication, humor and patience. Read any romance and you will discover this to be true. Love ya and wish you and yours a fab Thanksgiving



  4. Melissa Smith
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:16 am · Link

    I believe the most important thing is to always be there for each other. During life, good and bad things happen, and it is important to have that one person you can always laugh with, cry with, vent to, work with through it all.



  5. Cheri Oggy
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:17 am · Link

    My husband of 35 years recently passed away (Sept) and the thing I loved most was that we always laughed a lot!



    • Gina Sessions-Keitz
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        · December 6th, 2015 at 11:11 pm · Link

      Cheri,
      Sending sincere condolences. September 20 was ten years since my husband passed away so I have an idea of how you are feeling. Prayers going up for peace and strength for you and your family
      ginakeitz@aol.com



  6. Terry Galloway Trahan
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:20 am · Link

    Awesome blog!

    I think first and foremost, communication is one if the key elements in a relationship. Then you must have trust in your significant other. Monogamy is a must in my book, as well. Laughter should be part of a relationship, as well. There are so many more, but these four are the best, in my opinion. If you have these, love has no boundaries, and will carry you both through everything life may throw your way!



  7. Tia Preston
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:21 am · Link

    What I think is most important for a relationship to last is laughter, fun times, friendship, loves, openness & you have to accept my craziness & to really be Thankful of your best friend, soul mate, your gift from God. And Thank Yous. I have been blessed to have my husband since 98 and still going strong & my 3 guys.



  8. Debbie Rodriguez
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:25 am · Link

    I think communication is number 1 in a marriage , but I think there has to be understanding and you have to laugh together. At the end of the day it is the two of you as a team.



  9. Sue Brandes
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:27 am · Link

    I think being very truthful is important. Happy Thanksgiving.



  10. Tina Alyea
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:30 am · Link

    Communication and trust are the most important part of a relationship.



  11. Tina M
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:31 am · Link

    My husband and I celebrate our Anniversary on December 12 29 years together. 2 Beautiful children and 5 beautiful grandchildren. Don’t ever be mad at each other before you go to bed always tell each other I Love you. Be happy,do things you both love to do. Laugh alot. Spend time with each other even when it’s hard sometime. Don’t keep secrets from each other. Hold hands,kiss alot. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!



  12. Barbara Cappello
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:33 am · Link

    Trust. Without trust, there is nothing for a relationship to build upon.https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gifimg class=’wpml_ico’ alt=’https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif’ src=’https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif’ />



  13. Michelle Ferrari-Johnson
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:35 am · Link

    Communication and trust are what important to me in a relationship. My husband and I have been together 12 years. Yes, we have had our ups and downs, but we have learned it is when we aren’t communicating is when things get testy. We share a notebook and write to each other even if it’s just what happened at work, home or the kids. We hug and kiss daily….very openly. We dance together and just celebrate each other like we did before kids. We have found it gives us strength and we know the kids pay attention as to how we act and react towards each other



  14. Melissa Powell
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:42 am · Link

    I believe that the most important thing is to always be honest with each other. Sometimes in life you want to sugar coat things to protect someone but how can you protect them from the truth.



  15. nichola croft
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:47 am · Link

    I may not be married to my parnter but we are as strong today as we were 13yrs ago and we have had the hard time but we have trust and honesty to keep us going



  16. Lois Beeney
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:48 am · Link

    The 3 C’s Communication Compromise & Cuddles



  17. Jolanda Weijers-Heinsius
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:48 am · Link

    December 2nd my husband and I will be married for 13 years and together for 15.5 years. I think that there are a number of things that contribute for a relationship to work. Trust, loyalty, communication and hard work.



  18. Jeannie Young
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:49 am · Link

    Love and communication are the keys to a successful marriage. Never go to bed angry with each other!!



  19. Esther Gerdzen
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:52 am · Link

    I think communication is important also to treat each other with respect !



  20. Joelle
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:52 am · Link

    I think trust is a must. You could have the best relationship but without trust it won’t last very long.



  21. Amber M
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:53 am · Link

    The most important thing is communication. Without that, any relationship will die.



  22. Lori H
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:55 am · Link

    Honesty and a sense of humor have been very important in me and my hubby’s relationship. We’ve been married 23 years :)
    Happy Thanksgiving,



  23. Becky
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:55 am · Link

    Communication & Quality Time!!! My mom told me this 24 yrs ago when I got married. She said never neglect your relationship over a clean house or even your children—you make time for what’s important to you, so make time every day to just talk with your husband. It’s easy to neglect your spouse once you have children, but if you do, you’ll find yourself living with a stranger once your children leave home. Daily talks & weekly or at least bi-weekly date nights—NEVER say you can’t afford date nights, you can’t afford not to. Send the children to grandma’s & have a picnic in your backyard or a frozen pizza and Red Box rental movie night. It’s about the time together, not what you’re doing. If you don’t maintain your car or computer they die. The same thing is true for your relationship.



  24. Chasidy Martin
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:56 am · Link

    Communication, spice, and trust. Usually in a relationship there is at least one person who isn’t a good communicator, in my case, it is me! Always try new things together. Trust should be established in the beginning to do all the above!



  25. Monica Peterson-Monk
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:57 am · Link

    I’ve been married for 19 years. I think it’s important to remember that is your team. That’s who you threw your lot in with and loyalty is important.



  26. Alysha Parent
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:57 am · Link

    Congrats on being married for 15 years. That’s a great accomplishment in itself especially if they’re been long years. Haha. ? I would say there are 3 important items other than love: communication, trust and respect. In my opinion, without those relationships don’t stand a chance. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for having this give away!



  27. Annette
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:02 am · Link

    I believe it is love and trust. You can’t have one without the other. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!



  28. Samantha
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:05 am · Link

    Trust, honesty, communication, and love are the most need qualities for a relationship to make it last. Never go to bed angry, try to be forgiven.



  29. Laura
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:05 am · Link

    I think being loyal and trustworthy are most important qualities in a healthy relationship.



  30. Nancy Gilliland
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:07 am · Link

    Communication is important to keeping any relationship strong.



  31. Lisa Cottrell
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:09 am · Link

    To remember everyone has faults. No one is perfect and to just love each other



  32. Brenda Hyde
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:12 am · Link

    Besides the obvious communication and love, I think being able to laugh together has gotten my husband and I through some mighty tough times. He’s always been able to make me laugh when I’m stressed:)

    Happy Thanksgiving! You have a beautiful family.



  33. Tammy Sanchez
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:13 am · Link

    Happy thanksgiving and I am thankful my hubby is doing better today and we don’t have to go back to the hospital.



  34. Christy
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:16 am · Link

    I am blessed to have married my high school sweetheart, we have been together 32 years and just celebrated our 31st anniversary, we are best friends, of course we have had ups and downs we lost our only child our 27 year old daughter 3 years ago, my husband has been my rock although we both grieve for her he always reminds me of how lucky we were to have her for the time we did he makes me laugh with memories of her. We are best friends and will always be. Thank you so much for this chance,and you have such a beautiful family.



  35. Angela Moore
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:18 am · Link

    Faith is the most important thing in a relationship. Faith in the Lord first and foremost, because without that there is nothing, after that faith in each other, and then faith in your relationship.



  36. Valerie Theberge
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:19 am · Link

    Respect and trust are two important qualities for a relationship to be healthy. Good communication also helps.https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif

    v_theberge@hotmail.com



  37. Jaci
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:19 am · Link

    Love to start but communication to keep the love flowinghttps://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_bye.gif



  38. laurie
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:20 am · Link

    I feel the most important thing to have in a relationship is trust



  39. Aly P
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:20 am · Link

    I think that honesty is the most important thing :)



  40. Kathleen O
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:22 am · Link

    For a relationship to work you have to be each other’s friend as well as loving each other and to have a good respect for each other.



  41. Tasha Sprouse
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:23 am · Link

    I always try to be there for anyone that needs me. It is important to connect when ever possible. I am thankful for my daughter’s.



  42. Marilyn Tamura
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:23 am · Link

    My hubby and I will be married 14 yrs. this coming February 17th and have a 5 yr.old little girl. Like you we’ve had our ups and downs. Through all this what has kept us strong has been our sense of humor, our strong love and loyalty to eachother, our communication. He truly is my best friend and I can’t think of anything i’d rather make this journey with.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family.



  43. Robyn Boden
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:26 am · Link

    I think honesty & communication. and quality time. if you don’t spend time on eachother with eachother then everything in the relationship will break down.



  44. Betul Er
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:31 am · Link

    Like Robyn Boden mentioned I also think that honesty and open communication are two of the key elements in having a healthy and loving relationship. Also Respect is very important!



  45. Ninfa
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:32 am · Link

    Respect, communication and loyalty. Thanks for the Giveaway and congratulations to you and your family for being there with each other. I may not so lucky with my marital status but I’ve been happy with my son beside me and all the books I have. I’m so thankful this year I got the chance to meet most the authors I’m following thru their books and meeting new ones like you on my horizon.<img class='wpml_ico' alt='https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif&#039; src='https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif&#039; https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gifhttps://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gifhttps://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif



  46. Lea Dolendo
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:32 am · Link

    I think the most important thing in any relationships are communication and honesty. Doesn’t matter if it will hurt the person(s) you care about but lying will hurt more. So I say good communication and honesty goes hand and hand for a good relationship to last.



  47. Ashley
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:35 am · Link

    I think communication and trust are the most important things in a relationship



  48. Lisa J
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:35 am · Link

    Trust, love, and laughter make the world a place to enjoy.



  49. Wendy Bianco
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:37 am · Link

    I think the most important thing to my relationship (we’ve know each other for 25 years and been married for 14) is a solid friendship. It’s made it easier to let each other know what we’re thinking, make compromises & occasionally sacrifices. Also, we’re not afraid to be affectionate in front of our children (ages 12 & 9). And we’re respectful of each other, especially when we disagree.



  50. Laney4
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:39 am · Link

    Can’t be narrowed down to one or two things. It’s a combination of what everyone said above, yet it’s different for everyone by varying degrees. Some days you push through to communicate, while other days it’s much easier. It’s not a smooth road all the time. (This said after 35 years of marriage and we’re now closer than we’ve ever been.)



  51. Margaret H
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:43 am · Link

    Being there for each other no matter what the situation is. Liking, trusting and loving all combined to make two people one. I went through two bad marriages before I found Mr. Right. He is my best friend as well as a fantastic stepfather and stepgranfather, and the bestest husband ever. He is my heart.



  52. Cindy Whisler
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:47 am · Link

    I think trust and communication is truly important. Never go to bed angry and say I Love You and mean it as much as possible. https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif



  53. Debbie o
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:51 am · Link

    Always communicate and listen to one another. Make time for date night at least once a month. Remember to Laugh with each other often never forget to tell each other you love them daily.



  54. Tamika Featherstone
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:52 am · Link

    For a relationship to last it takes work from both people and open honest communication. I’ve been in my relationship for over 16 years come next month and the times when we didn’t talk about what was going on and tried to keep secrets we almost it. But through setting aside egos, hurt feelings, and secrets we’ve managed to keep it together. Can’t imagine my life without him, our son, or his other children. Itshe such an amazing feeling to look at someone and feel warmth, love, and home. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.



  55. Kathi
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:53 am · Link

    We have been married 49 years. Communication is the hardest but you need the most along with trust, honesty and unconditional love.



  56. angela parrish
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:54 am · Link

    the willingness to listen to both side of a disagreement. also not just walking away when things get tough. my parents have been together 45 years and have went through a lot together.



  57. Linda Womack
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:05 am · Link

    Arthur and I just had our 25th wedding Anniversary just this last August 25th. We were FRIENDS before we were LOVERS. A day doesn’t go by that we don’t tell each other “I Love You!” I almost lost him a few years ago (bad car wreak) and it has been an up hill battle with his heath since then but I THANK GOD that I still have him with me. We Talk to each other all the time. If you don’t talk to each other, I believe a marriage can’t last!

    Linda



  58. Hal
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:05 am · Link

    What I think is most important is trust and communication you can’t have a relationship without them



  59. Florence
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:07 am · Link

    Beautiful family… so much love there… I think compromise is extremely important. ..



  60. Karen
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:07 am · Link

    Trust and communication are extremely important. You can love someone but lose the relationship if you don’t have the trust or if you don’t have the ability to communicate. You have to have so much- but those two are key. It also helped with my daughter as she grew up. She could talk to me about anything. And I trusted what she told me. I taught her that trust is a gift. And it’s easy to throw out the word communication- but doing it is not always easy. That takes real effort.



  61. Terina
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:13 am · Link

    Lovely family! Happy Thanksgiving.
    I don’t think there is one important thing, but honesty and trust are huge.



  62. Gigi East
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:13 am · Link

    Don’t hold back from your spouse. When fighting get it all out, don’t internalize. When felling anything, share the burdens and joy.



  63. Lisa
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:16 am · Link

    Love and humor ❀
    Love is obvious, but humor makes the hard times easier to handle. https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif



  64. tammy thayer
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:16 am · Link

    need honesty, communication, and the willingness to put effort into a relationship by compromising and making time for each other



  65. Darnell Hart
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:17 am · Link

    You have to be able to laugh at the small things, hold tight for the bad stuff and dance during the good times. LOVE AND RESPECT each other always. It’s worked for me thirty years of marriage and two beautiful children. My husband is my best friend and my son and daughter are my blessings.



  66. Bettina
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:17 am · Link

    Respect and communication are the most important things for me.



  67. Barbara Watts
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:18 am · Link

    The most important thing I think is to tell each other and your family every chance you get that you LOVe them , you never know when you might not be able to do so again !



  68. Jeanne Shaw
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:23 am · Link

    For me it’s honesty. Trust is equally important but without honesty, there can’t be trust



  69. Jennifer wedmore
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:23 am · Link

    Communication! You cant assume you know what the other wants, you have to talk about everything!



  70. June Erevia
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:24 am · Link

    Trust and communication



  71. Angela Perry
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:25 am · Link

    Honesty and trust in each other.



  72. Tamra Turner
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:26 am · Link

    I think that laughterhttps://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif is the key to any relationship. You have to laugh at each other and be comfortable enough with each other to laugh. Laughter releases endorphins that put you in a better mood. I love to laugh and to make my husband, family, and friends laugh. https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wink.gif



  73. Kristi Greene
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:29 am · Link

    In addition to all of the above, sharing similar interests helps. If you like doing the same things, it’s fun to spend time together. And “SKILLS ” don’t hurt either… You know what I mean! ?



  74. Moira
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:32 am · Link

    100% Commitment on both parts, communication, and the love needed to take the ups and downs of everyday live with a grain of laughter.



  75. Heather
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:32 am · Link

    to be best friends



  76. Caitlyn
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:34 am · Link

    Trust and respect for one another.https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif



  77. Christine waters
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:35 am · Link

    I think the most important thing in a relationship is communication and respect for each other.



  78. Rachel Larson
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:35 am · Link

    I’ve been married 21 years and I think we have stayed together so long with patience and understanding throw in communication and lots of laughter and the ability to say I’m sorry



  79. Ann Waters
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:35 am · Link

    I have been married for 27 years and I think that honesty and humor are the most important things to keep a marriage going strong. Honesty because nothing can prosper in a lie and humor for those days when everything is going wrong.



  80. Lori
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:37 am · Link

    Communication and Trust. You have to be able to talk to one another and trust that even though you might not agree with it. You know that you are both looking out for each other.



  81. Jennifer
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:39 am · Link

    Laughing with, not at, your partner is so important. Being willing to openly communicate without being hurtful, but choosing words that are supportive but honest. Unconditional love, as we all make mistakes, should be at the core. Being willing to stay through the good and the tough times, whether from health, money, job, etc issues.



  82. Jennifer Nilsen
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:40 am · Link

    I’ve been married to my best friend for 23years! laughter is the best thing for a healthy relationship! We laugh every single day?



  83. Kim
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:41 am · Link

    I think that communication, humor & similar interests help keep a relationship going. After 21 years (yea, we are finally legal) my husband and I can still joke with one another & still enjoy going places and doing things together. We still ‘yearn’ for each other’s company after dealing with the corporate world daily.



  84. Fallon Teague
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:42 am · Link

    I believe that the key to an everlasting and loving relationship is trust and communication. Also, having the ability to be your true self is always a plus. No matter how silly/crazy you are, if they accept and cherish you for all of you, that is true love!! I have that with my husband https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_bye.gif



  85. Candra
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:44 am · Link

    Being present and responding positively to your person(s)–whether it’s your significant other, friend, or child. Being present and responding positively involves two way communication (sending/receiving) and by responding positively you foster feelings of trust in the other person and let them know they can trust you even for seemingly trivial things. Having a strong presence and positive interactions help https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yes.gifweather rough patches or difficult times.



  86. erinf1
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:46 am · Link

    honesty and open mindedness! Thanks so much for a very generous giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!



  87. Dianne Donovan
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:46 am · Link

    I think respect and honesty are very important in a relationship. My signifant other and I have been together for 30 years this past week. He is my rock and I love him very much.



  88. Julie
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:53 am · Link

    Respect,honesty and Love are the key ingredients to a successful marriage. Although communication is important,sometimes words aren’t needed.



  89. Angela Kennedy
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:53 am · Link

    I think that laughter and friendship are the most important things in a relationship.



  90. Karin Anderson
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:55 am · Link

    Loyalty, trust and honesty.



  91. Leslie Roark
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:56 am · Link

    I think the key to a long and happy relationship is accepting that no one is perfect and being commited to fighting through the bad times together and treating each day like it could be your last together.



  92. Yvonne
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:58 am · Link

    To be able to forgive a lot, because to often we don’t think before we speak and we say things we really don’t mean. Also to have fun life is to short to not enjoy it all.



  93. Debbie Carney (Carnes)
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:59 am · Link

    Being best friends and trust are the things I think are important , after the the ability to laugh at yourself and each other



  94. Celsey
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:00 am · Link

    Communication, and trust! You never hold anything back and if your feelings get hurt speak up because the longer you sit on it the worse the outcome will be. Congrats on 15 years!!!



  95. Martina L A
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:01 am · Link

    Communication is a huge part, whether verbal or non-verbal. The laughter, love, and patience play into it. We need the laughter to bring light, the love for comfort, and patience to keep the anger and frustration at bay. Happy Thanksgiving all.



  96. Kris Pittman
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:02 am · Link

    Laughter. Or maybe it’s just knowing each other well enough to know when you need to just laugh it off. There are many times I may not be feeling it but helps me to laugh at myself or the situation. Iy makes feel lighter and happier.



  97. MJ Symmonds
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:09 am · Link

    Trust and communication are two factors to making a relationship work. Without those then it’s going to be a rough road to having a meaningful and loving partnership.



  98. Amie Perez
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:09 am · Link

    I believe being true to your vows, and being in the marriage 100% to 100% is what keeps it going!



  99. Shawanda Davis
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:10 am · Link

    From my experience trust,honesty, a little humor and communication are important in making a relationship last. I have been with my bf for eight years and thats what keeps us going. Thank u for the chance…



  100. Lisa VH
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:15 am · Link

    Respect. Without respect, there can be no love or passion. If each partner feels genuinely ‘seen’ and accepted, then a relationship can last forever no matter what happens (good or bad).



  101. Letha
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:17 am · Link

    A relationship based on trust which is nurtured by everyone within the relationship. Communication is a key element to that trust and a willingness to work on the relationship.



  102. Dawn Medlock
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:20 am · Link

    Honest communication, trust, respect & an awesome sense of humor. My husband of 33 years and father to our three grown daughters is all that and more.https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif



  103. Sheree
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:21 am · Link

    My husband and I have been married for 38 years – yes, WOW! Time really does fly by fast! The key to a great lasting marriage is he and I have always been best friends with a topping of lust thrown in. LOL Being best friends, we think alike, treat each other as we would want to be treated and trust each other completely. Not to be boring if we do disagree with male vs female issues making up is sooo much fun.



  104. Jennifer Hansen
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    I think trust is most important but also being goofy and laughing. I have been married 9 years now and we are so goofy.https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif



  105. Heather Stanley
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:28 am · Link

    Being best friends from the start, I married mine and in the most crazy hard times it has helped us. This year has been most trying, but honesty and love with some laughter has made this our best year yet with a lifetime more to go!!!!



  106. Joye
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:28 am · Link

    There has to be a sense of humor in the participants. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Like the saying goes “If you sweat the small stuff, you just end up with a bunch of sweaty stuff.”



  107. Laurie Gommermann
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:36 am · Link

    Congrats on 15 years! We are up to 38!

    Our relationship works because we want to be together and still desire each other.

    He’s my best friend. We share the ups an downs, communicate, trust and love each other.

    TRUST is essential to any lasting relationship.



  108. Beth Miller
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:41 am · Link

    I believe you need honesty, patience and understanding to make a relationship work and last a long time.



  109. pam louis
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:46 am · Link

    Talking it out. And never saying things in anger



  110. Sonya Bundschuh
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:46 am · Link

    I think loyalty, communication, laughter and intimacy are important. I mean just being able to be alone with just each other. To always be connected with that spark that brought you together in the first place.



  111. Laura
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:48 am · Link

    Trust is most important in any relationship. Second is communication.



  112. Kim O'Daniel
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:52 am · Link

    I have been married for 25 years. And communication, trust, and being honest with each other has worked for us we are like best friends. And he makes it a promise to make me smile every day I do the same for him



  113. Buttercup
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:52 am · Link

    Chocolate lots of chocolate!!!



  114. Sandy
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:53 am · Link

    Communication, without it relationships die as life moves and changes.Without it breeds distrust and finely it just is not there. Congrads on 15 I seen 30, but not communicating is taking its toll, and one person can’t fix it it takes 2.



  115. Shy R
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:55 am · Link

    I think trust is most important. Once it’s broken everything changes and not for the better!



  116. Martha Hoek
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:00 pm · Link

    A sense of humor. Sometime you just have to laugh together.



  117. Colleen C.
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:01 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving! Communication is what I think helps a relationship. :)



  118. Juliana
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:13 pm · Link

    The two most important things I have say have to be communicating and trusting your partner.



  119. Edith Torres
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:13 pm · Link

    I believe it starts with mutual respect, and builds from there. With respect partners will communicate better, make sure to understand each other and work together at their relationship. https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif



  120. Monica Martin
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:23 pm · Link

    It’s always been communication. My husband and I have been married 11 years. It didn’t start out well because of an ex-wife issue creating problems because of her jealousy. We’ve been through 5 years of court battles and custody hearings. However, we made it and I think a big part of that was communicating with each other and just being there. Both of us being present in the marriage and being 110% supportive. We are still going strong after all that. Made us even stronger!



  121. Stacy
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:23 pm · Link

    Honesty is the most important thing in any restaurant



  122. Danielle A.
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:27 pm · Link

    Being able to laugh with one another, being funny and goofy. The little things in life. Communication. Being truthful. Supporting each other through all the ups and downs.



  123. Pamela Schalk
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:31 pm · Link

    I believe that communication is crucial for a relationship to work. Family comes in at a close second.



  124. Gina Thurmond
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:32 pm · Link

    Laughing together and having fun. Don’t take life so seriously all the time.



  125. Tammy Shaffer
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:48 pm · Link

    There are 2 things in my opinion. Trust and communication. Without them things go downhill fast.



  126. Carmen
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:49 pm · Link

    I think that communication and understanding with a lot of patience is key to a good relationship
    Both people are different and trying to make life work together in a cohesive fashion. But love I the most needed because with love comes the ability to communicate and understand



  127. Kai W
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:52 pm · Link

    A wonderful marriage is trust, communication, and quality time with each other.



  128. Tami Lee
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:52 pm · Link

    I believe honesty and communication are really important in a relationship. Being able to tell the person you love how you really feel without being put down is really important. I always say you have to be their physically and mentally. You can’t come home and be there physically but mentally your somewhere else. Make your spouse feel loved.



  129. Heather Ray
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:55 pm · Link

    Hubby and I have been married 20 years…and haven’t killed each other.. communication and trust



  130. Anne Dodds
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 12:55 pm · Link

    Commitment. If you believe in the commitment then everything else you can work on. It takes a lot of commitment to make a marriage work but the rewards are awesome.



  131. Natasha Persaud
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:00 pm · Link

    Trust and honesty are the two most important things to make a relationship last as long as you have both nothing can break a relationship



  132. Shannon Burdsall
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Trust, communication and compromise are key to a successful relationship! I have been married 17yrs and we have been through a lot and are still struggling with his bipolar and other health issues. It is very hard to keep communication open with this condition as that person tends to do what they want.Marriage is not easy..lol!



  133. miki
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:06 pm · Link

    honesty;loyalty and small attentions is what it’s needed i think
    thank!



  134. Penelope Ybarra
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:07 pm · Link

    Honesty. And communication because if you never lie and talk about things that bother you you won’t have trust issues.



  135. Rebecca Warner
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:07 pm · Link

    Forgiveness, love and respect… I list forgiveness first because you have to be able to forgive yourself and others for the mistakes that get made. Then love and respect each other. We all see things from different point of views and we need to be able to listen and respect each other views.



  136. Christina Gonzalez
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:08 pm · Link

    Marriage requires commitment and work to appreciate each other.



  137. Michelle Lambton
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:09 pm · Link

    I believe that you can’t have a good relationship without trust. Whether as a partner, parent, or the parent of a fur baby.



  138. Kristine R
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:10 pm · Link

    Trust and communication are the most important things



  139. catslady
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:13 pm · Link

    A sense of humor – life is too hard sometimes if you can’t laugh about it.



  140. Bambi fogleman
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:30 pm · Link

    Love my hubby is first and foremost my best friend and we always stand united through it all.



  141. Dannelle
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:30 pm · Link

    Communication is the key but so is faith in the other person.https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yes.gif



  142. Elaine Stevens
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:32 pm · Link

    Honesty. You can’t build a foundation on lies.



  143. stefanie wienecke
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:34 pm · Link

    Trust and communication is a must in a relationship.



  144. Tanja Dancy
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:38 pm · Link

    I think trust is most important in a relationship for it to last.



  145. Kimberly T
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:44 pm · Link

    To me, it’s communication and not going to bed angry. And if you can communicate, you won’t go to bed angry. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and pictures of the men in your life with us Milly.



  146. bn100
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:50 pm · Link

    communication



  147. Elizabeth N.
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 1:52 pm · Link

    Love, loyalty, respect, communication, compromise, friendship, and humor. Humor will get you through the hard times together, because if you can laugh together, then the bad doesn’t win. I know I’m forgetting some things though. Thanks for the chance.



  148. Jenn Manning
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:03 pm · Link

    I think trust and communication is the most important thing for relationships.



  149. Beth hammer
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:08 pm · Link

    I think laughter is very important in a good relationship.https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif



  150. Sarah Rebman
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:20 pm · Link

    Trust is a big factor in a lasting relationship and humor. If you can’t laugh at each other then most likely will not be a happy relationship. Friendship is another key to a lasting relationship as well. https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_bye.gifhttps://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_bye.gif



  151. Vanessa N.
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:20 pm · Link

    I think it’s communication and honesty.

    mythic021@gmail.com



  152. Michelle R
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:22 pm · Link

    Compassion, understanding and forgiveness ….they you love do things their own way and you must accept them for who they are. The good and the challenging.



  153. Teresa Lloyd
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:25 pm · Link

    Trust, loyalty, honesty, communication, patients, and true love!!! https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gifhttps://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_good.gifhttps://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_bye.gifhttps://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_bye.gif



  154. Sabrina Joy
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:27 pm · Link

    I believe that the most important things to a relationship really can’t be reduced to one thing. But I do also believe that communication is the key. Without communication, you can’t have anything else come easily – honesty, acceptance, courage, strength, love, etc.



  155. Pat Freely
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:28 pm · Link

    When my partner of 27 years past I realized that trust and communication were just two of the many things that went into our relationship.



  156. shauna carrier
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:30 pm · Link

    Honesty, trust,communication but mostly love and tolerance of the others opinions and differences. My husband is my rock. Couldn’t ask for a better or more loving husband and father. https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif



  157. Jen
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:33 pm · Link

    My husband and I have been together for almost 20 years. Communication, honesty, and a willingness to compromise has been our base. Well, that and love for each other and others in our life.

    We have been through just about everything a couple can go thorough, infidelity, infertility, and loss. There were times that we considered walking away, but we fought. We fought with each other and for each other.

    I think the most important thing for any relationship to make it is the willingness to do what it takes to keep it. And humor! https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_wink.gif



  158. EmmaD
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:37 pm · Link

    I think trust and a sense of humor are the most important



  159. Karen Roberts
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:41 pm · Link

    I think that trust is one of the most important things to a successful relationship. Your significant other will know your inner most thoughts and fears. They will share your ups and downs. You need to know that no matter what they won’t betray you, and will always be there for you if they can.



    • Milly Taiden
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        · November 30th, 2015 at 4:41 pm · Link

      Congrats Karen! You won this giveaway! I have emailed you to the email linked to this comment.



  160. Ellen
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:49 pm · Link

    TRUST & COMMUNICATION IS KEY. You can’t have a good relationship without those 2 things no matter how much LOVE there is.



  161. jennifer beck
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:50 pm · Link

    trust and communication but I am single so that’s what broke up the relationships I have been in. they cheated so that was the end.



  162. Lisa
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:51 pm · Link

    I think trust, communication and laughter are what keeps a relationship together. I am so blessed to have found all of these plus so much more with my husband :)



  163. Gina DiPaola
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 2:59 pm · Link

    I think love, honesty and communication are key to make a relationship last. Happy Thanksgiving! :)



  164. Ann I
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:02 pm · Link

    Communication, trust, patience, humor, love…so many things working together.
    Thanks for the chance.



  165. Donna Wolz
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:16 pm · Link

    I think the most important combination in making a relationship strong is open, honest communication and compromise.



  166. Teracia Loretan
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:18 pm · Link

    trust and laughter. the rest is love



  167. Heather A Way
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:21 pm · Link

    Honesty, Trust, Unconditional love and communication!



  168. Clare Flack
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:31 pm · Link

    Ive been with my husband for 11 years and married for 8, For us it’s been talking and making sure we know how each other is feeling.



  169. Sheri Secord
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:35 pm · Link

    Honesty and trust



  170. Liz
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:41 pm · Link

    Support



  171. Melanie
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:42 pm · Link

    I think communication is the most important. You can only build trust if you share your thoughts.



  172. Kira Kious
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:46 pm · Link

    I think that you have to be able to communicate and have fun with each other in everything that you do.



  173. Tina
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:48 pm · Link

    I think trust and communication are the most important https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif



  174. Tabitha najera
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:49 pm · Link

    Trust. Without it there is no relationship.



  175. Cheryl McKnight
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:50 pm · Link

    Trust , love and faith these are to me what makes a solid relationship



  176. Ashley
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 3:51 pm · Link

    Communication and listening. I have been with my hubby for 9 years next month. We don’t fight because we listen and communicate.



  177. Cristene M.
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 4:14 pm · Link

    Honesty & communication?



  178. Brandi
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 4:24 pm · Link

    The first thing is love, then communication and trust and I think you have to be able to laugh together.



  179. Jessica Johnson
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 4:27 pm · Link

    I think the most important thing in a relationship is communication, respect and trust.



  180. Kristi
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 4:29 pm · Link

    My husband and I have been married nearly 29 years. He is my rock. I could not have made it through the stress of remembering my rape of 39 years ago. He has been beside me the whole way since the day I remembered.

    What makes our relationship so solid is that we became best friends before we even began dating. We worked together. We hiked together. We backpacked together. We talked about everything under the sun. We built our relationship and marriage upon a rock solid foundation that has stood the test of time, through good and bad, happy and sad, laughter and tears. I would not be the person I am today without him. Every day I give thanks for him.



    • Donna Sattler
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        · November 27th, 2015 at 2:10 am · Link

      Never go to bed mad!?



  181. Jessica Greenleaf
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 4:40 pm · Link

    I will have been married to my husband 16 years Dec . 30th, we have had our ups and downs of life. Especially when he was in the military. And away for a year or more at a time. But our biggest thing we first had a problem with was Communication. And ever since then when someone asks what is your trick for staying together so long, I tell them Communication. Because if you don’t have that , then there’s not much to a marriage except feeling like you are living with a roommate more than a spouse.



  182. Deanna
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 5:02 pm · Link

    HONESTY!!!!!!!!!!



  183. Lisa Rae Daniels
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 5:17 pm · Link

    I think communication is very important. Talk through your problems, don’t ignore them. And show one another that you truly care!!



  184. STACEY DEMPSEY
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 5:22 pm · Link

    I think trust is the most important thing. Knowing that your partner will always have your back, tell you the truth about things even when it is hard and to never doubt that the person loves you and has your best interests at heart.



  185. Irma Lero
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 5:23 pm · Link

    I have been married for 23 years and have 5 wonderful children. Without a lot of unconditional Love, trust and a lot of patience I don’t know how any relationship can survive and of course your books with fabulous ideas on how to put spice into our life is definitely a plus. Thank You so very much



  186. Roshelle Bryant
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 5:28 pm · Link

    Honestly I have been with my husband since I was 14 and he was 16 and we are now 27 & 29… Wehave been through almost everything imagineable together! But out of all of these years there are two main key factors that I know are most important to a long happy relationship and that is trust and communication… If you don’t have those then there is no reason to even try…. But! Great sex is also a factor!!! Not the main ones but a big fat bonus!



  187. Tracey Parker
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 5:42 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving! Beautiful family!
    I think honesty is important, you need to be able to be honest with each other with your feelings and thoughts. Not always easy to talk about but it does make things easier when you’re honest.



  188. Tina Hairston
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 5:52 pm · Link

    I think the most important thing to make a relationship last is to constantly work to make it so and not just assume that you can “rest on your laurels” so to speak.

    Relationships, all relationships, take work. Too many people give up when the “going gets tough” but for me the rest of that quote should be “the weak get going”. The strong will win IF they want to put in the effort, to keep things fresh…to keep things new…to keep that flame alive and burning bright.

    No it doesn’t always work but I’d rather say I gave it my all than wonder if I could’ve done more.



  189. Carolyn Rhodes
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 5:53 pm · Link

    Love, Respect and Trust is the key to a lasting and happy marriage. I’ve been married for 21 years and we still have all the above. Marriage is definitely not easy, you have to work at it but it is what you make it.
    Thanks for this chance to win a great gift.



  190. Rebecca
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 5:54 pm · Link

    so to me it’s a couple of things communication, being silly, having us time (without the kids) and filling each other’s love tank! Doing those little things that make them happy! Like putting the coffee on, buying him his favorite cookies, making him his lunch, texting to say I love you! etc!



  191. Wendy Barthels
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 5:59 pm · Link

    Communication and having some to support you through the rough moments.



  192. Kathy O
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 6:05 pm · Link

    After my hubby had his first heart attack, it was communicating and compromising. Staying with each other supporting each other through thick and thin is the most important thing. Thank you so much for the chance.



  193. Susan
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 6:09 pm · Link

    Trust & honesty are the most important in any relationship! Thanks for the chance to win…



  194. Sheryl P
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 6:17 pm · Link

    We’re coming up on our 20th anniversary, and I think the most important thing to have in a relationship is trust… but we also try not to sweat the small stuff!



  195. Nicole H. Vela
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 6:23 pm · Link

    Love and trust, and everything else is balanced. Martin and I were separated when he was deployed twice during the Gulf war. Gave me a better perspective of what love and sacrifice was. I am thankful he made it home safe and in one piece but love has no bounds. And I’m just thankful!



  196. Dee knope
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 6:28 pm · Link

    Hubby and I are going on 20 yrs and like u it takes a lot of up and downs to make it work..trust, communication and honesty is the main things..but also fun and spice is also something, u don’t want the same routine every day…I love a spur of the moment…!!



  197. Shirley Bennett
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 6:28 pm · Link

    Honest Communication between both in the relationship is key. Without it- no trust, everything becomes superficial – & no one is really happy! https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_good.gif



  198. Janet Shook
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 6:29 pm · Link

    The most important quality is to talk honestly to each other. Anything can be worked out as long as there is communication.



  199. Dawn Brower
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 6:53 pm · Link

    Trust and communication are what is needed.



  200. Barbara Burdette
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 6:56 pm · Link

    I think understanding, communication, and just loving each other is the key to successful relationship. I have been married 25 years working on 26.



  201. Rebecca Larsen
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 7:04 pm · Link

    Trust, patience, communication, reliability, a willingness to be flexible, a willingness to help each other out, and time alone are the most important.



  202. Sam Casey
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 7:05 pm · Link

    I think love and humor are the key to a long relationship.



  203. Cayti Burch
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 7:11 pm · Link

    Flexibility! Being able to roll with the punches, change expectations, not always having to have it exactly your way goes a long way to making things work.

    Happy thanksgiving!



  204. Angela cruz
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 7:17 pm · Link

    I believe trust, laughter, support and communication makes a relationship last. I have been married 11 years, been through so much. And we always come out stronger.



  205. Lorri Liebmann
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 7:29 pm · Link

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family. My husband and I have been together for 35 years next month. Our daughter is 15. I’m watching the parade with my coffee and reading all the responses posted. I’m so thankful I found this email waiting for me, especially this morning! All of the ladies who posted before me have all found the key reasons our marriages work and endure. I feel my marriage is my greatest accomplishment,despite the ups and downs. And because of the ups and downs! Love,Trust,Commitment,Laughter, & Communication all play a part of keeping all of our marriage strong. My daughter tells me that amoung her classmates, we are the minority. Still married, still together. How sad. TO ALL YOU LADIES WHO REMINDED ME THIS MORNING OF ALL THAT I HAVE- I WISH ALL OF YOU A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING, and the reminder! I’m especially thankful to know that I am part of a group who feel as strongly about their marriages as I do. I am blessed. Thank You all.



  206. Mary Jane Carter
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 7:35 pm · Link

    Support each other emotionally and even when you are apart. When just hear their voice make you feel like everything is going to be alright.



  207. Vicki Smith
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 7:37 pm · Link

    Respect and trust are the first two things that come to mind for a relationship to last. The third will be patience .



  208. Alisa Jenkins
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 7:55 pm · Link

    Communication, trust and honesty are very important.



  209. Delphina
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:25 pm · Link

    Communication, respect, trust, and love. Yeah I totally cheated and picked four. Lol



  210. Angela Gilliland
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 8:48 pm · Link

    Being loyal. Cheating is the kiss of death in any relationship.. You forgive but never forget.. Being kind to your partner and understanding.. Lifting them up when they are down.
    Working hard each day on the relationship… Making date nights.. Respect.
    Never ever physically hurting the person your supose to love.



  211. Suellen Wright
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:11 pm · Link

    I love my family and friends



  212. DebraG
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:26 pm · Link

    I will be married for 39 years in April. Communication and compromise are the key. I have three beautiful daughters – one was a ready made kit an the other two were do it at home kits. I also have my own fur babies as well.



  213. Bethany Titus
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:41 pm · Link

    I have been with my husband 17 married on Nov 28th. been together 22 years. we are friends. he is my yin to my yang. we know when we need space from each other as well be there for each other. he surprises me with gifts or trips and I do the same. while looking for our old magic cards for our 15 year old son we found the note book we used to pass back and forth when we were in high school together. yes we are 1 of four couples who married our high school sweet heart. my bff has 19 years marriage with her husband & 22 years together.



  214. Michelle DeLeon
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:42 pm · Link

    Communication, humor, patience and trust. Gotta have all to make it for the long haul.



  215. Cheryl Johnson
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:46 pm · Link

    I believe that the most important in a relationship is to have communication at all times no matter how mad or upset you both get make sure that you do not go to bed with out discussing the issue and coming to some kind of solution because it only gets worse the longer you let it build up. Even if you don’t agree you can still agree to disagree. I always think about this scripture (that weeping endureth for a night but joy cometh in the morning).



  216. Tess Quarles
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:47 pm · Link

    So ad y’all are doing great!! I’ve been with my hubby for almost 20 yrs!! While we have definitely had our problems I wouldn’t change anything because that had brought us to where we are now!! Stronger and more in love than ever! So I say patience and laughing at your selves!! You have to weather through A LOT of rain sometimes to get to the beautiful sunny day’s!! But without that rain you wouldn’t have the pretty flower’s on those Sunny day’s!!



  217. Donna Brunney
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 9:57 pm · Link

    I believe honesty, trust, and communication are very important in a relationship. Without those 3 things then a relationship will fail. It’s also important for there to be a sexual attraction too. No marriage will survive or be a good thing without all of those things.



  218. Crystal Blood
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:00 pm · Link

    I’d say honesty. I can deal with a lot as long as they don’t lie to me.



  219. Bube
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:08 pm · Link

    Trust,communication,loyalty,honesty and love :)
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)



  220. Donnalea
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:09 pm · Link

    I really think the ability to laugh together at life’s odd happenings is really vital to keep a relationship crisp and vital.



  221. Michelle Reed
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:20 pm · Link

    I think honesty, trust, communication, loyalty, kindness, compassion, and altruism are the most important qualities that one can exhibit in any lasting, meaningful relationship to help ensure that it is a healthy relationship. ❀.
    Thank you for sharing your gift of words with the world!



  222. Katina
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:25 pm · Link

    I’ve always thought the key is communication. Communicate what you want. Never assume your partner knows all, this will create too many misunderstandings.



  223. Amy S.
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:35 pm · Link

    Trust!! I believe trust is the most important part of any relationship! Without it there isn’t one. Jealousy can be an ugly thing! Which stems from having no trust. With trust comes respect, love, and communication! Trust can make a person feel safe and cherished.



  224. Stacie
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 10:37 pm · Link

    I feel the important things in a relationship are Trust, Laughter, Friendship, and Honesty. First Trust– each person needs to be able to fully trust the other. If there is no trust, then why bother being in a relationship. Second, Laughter — it has been known to cures so many things and even though there are ups and downs in a relationship, there should be time for laughter. Third, Friendship– some build relationships on love, lust, or acquaintances and rarely build a solid friendship. At the end of the day when the puppy love or lust fades, there should be a friendship like no other. Finally, Honesty— it should be a given but more often than not it is the least thing that couples do. People tend to with hold their true self in fear of rejection and in the end it leaves them empty inside. In a relationship, each person should be honest on who they are, how they feel, and what they stand for.



  225. Andrea Dunigan
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:26 pm · Link

    I think the most important thing in a relationship to make it last is honesty. You need to be able to tell each other eveything.



  226. Linda Levine
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:40 pm · Link

    I think trust is the most important part of any relationship. You have to trust they are being honest with you and they are invested in the relationship.



  227. Valerie Miller
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      · November 26th, 2015 at 11:54 pm · Link

    We’ve been together for 22 years. We’ve gone through many ups and downs. 3 children. Now a granddaughter. We have 2 still in college and one leaving January 3 for California to finish her masters in Engineering. Couldn’t be prouder. But we have remembered to take a weekend every month to ourselves. Even if we only go to a local hotel. The kids go to gmas’ for a couple of days. Live, Laugh, Love and Hug often.



  228. Amber
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 12:12 am · Link

    I’d say honesty, trust, and friendship. You definitely need those to make any type of relationship really last.



  229. Teresa Cox
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 1:00 am · Link

    There are many things but the most important is trust, commitment, love, understanding and communication. Also, it probably wouldn’t hurt to be attracted to each other sexually so its less of a chance of straying outside the relationship.



  230. lisa daub
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 1:05 am · Link

    Communication, trust and respect.



  231. Teresa Cox
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 1:09 am · Link

    There are many things but the most important is love, trust, commitment, understanding and communication. Also, it probably wouldn’t hurt to be attracted to each other sexually. There might be less of a chance of straying outside the relationship if both partners are able to be intimate with each other.



  232. Belinda G
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 1:25 am · Link

    A successful relationship must includes the following:

    love, honesty, trust, compromise, and communication. Without any of these it’s doomed to fail. I learned the hard way.

    Thanks for the opportunity to share.

    Belinda G



  233. Gypsi Aleshire
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 1:47 am · Link

    My sister has been married 46 years. She has told me forever, “Don’t go to bed angry. You never know what morning will bring.” Her beloved has stage four cancer, and has been on chemo for five years. They grew up together, and she told me today that five years is not enough time to get used to the thought of losing him. He let her be a kid, walked with her through adulthood and raised three great kids with her. They still say I love you before they hang up the phone, leave home, or go to sleep. And they mean it.



  234. Cristina Ortiz
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 2:49 am · Link

    I think the most important things in a relationship are communication, a sense of humor, and the ability to forgive. I’ve been with my boyfriend for 5 years and we’ve had our ups and downs. We’ve managed to work through our problems and come out stronger for them. I love that man more than anyone else in my life. I don’t know what I would do without his love and support in my life.



  235. Deedee
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 3:11 am · Link

    Communication, honesty, understanding, and comprise. https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yes.gif These are what I believe can help make any relationship last.



  236. Carol
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 3:15 am · Link

    Loving them for who they are and trust, communication, are just a couple of things that keep a marriage strong.



  237. Carol
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 3:24 am · Link

    Loving them for who they are, trust, communication, laughter, honesty are a few things that keep a marriage strong.



  238. Kate
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 6:51 am · Link

    For me, the most important thing is trust. To know that even when I have no idea what the hell he is thinking, he has my best interests at heart.



  239. Barb Kiser
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 7:24 am · Link

    Honesty and trust



  240. Lori Johnson
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 8:12 am · Link

    Communication, trust, and honesty



  241. Cindy Haar
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 10:34 am · Link

    Mutual respect as your foundation.



  242. Colette Wills
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 10:38 am · Link

    Every relationship needs Honesty, Communication and faithfulness.



  243. Natalie kirkland
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 11:29 am · Link

    I think communication and laughter is the key to a healthy relationship



  244. Kimberley Molandes
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 12:03 pm · Link

    To make a relationship last, first has to be love, trust and respect. It’s the struggles that really test a relationship and you have to be willing to fight and be strong for one another to get through the hard times. You will fight and argue, but you will make up and forgive because in the end all that matters is that you love someone so much you can’t imagine your life without them and that the life before them wasn’t quite as bright as it is now with them!



  245. Carmen Pescod
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 1:02 pm · Link

    I’ve been with my hubby for 16 years. He is kind, loving & is the best dad to our 2 girls. I trust him completely. He looks after us all, has a heart of gold & is very protective of our girls. My past relationships never felt special, all that changed when I met Andy. He was brought up with respect & lolality & we clicked. He is mine & the girls rock xx



  246. Rachel B
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Communication, love and recognizing that for all the good days, there will be bad ones too- you just have to support each other and keep going.



  247. Wendy
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 2:37 pm · Link

    Trust on both sides is the most important thing in a relationship.

    If trust is missing, in either person, it will slowly poison your connection. It doesn’t matter if its a parent/child, siblings, friendship or lovers, the negative taint it introduces into that bond spoils all the wonderful aspects of a loving relationship – without trust nothing else matters. I have a blessed life as we have a close and loving family amongst whom I have a wonderful big sister who also happens to be my best friend, A wacky, kind, loving husband for the past 19 years and together we have 3 equally wacky children….we may drive each other crazy now and then!! but we trust, love and respect each other to the ends of the earth. Wend x



  248. Diana Balow
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 3:06 pm · Link

    I have been with the love of my life for almost 10 years now. We have 3 beautiful kids and I cannot wait for another 50 years together with him. I am thankful everyday for my husband and kids.



  249. Leslie D
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 3:36 pm · Link

    I think the most important thing in a relationship is laughter, trust, and communication.



  250. Phyllis Eskew
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 4:40 pm · Link

    I think that you have to have great communication,trust,and most important you have to have God in your lives. If you have these and have a love that knows no end for each other you can overcome anything that comes your way and have a very strong marriage . Be happy and God Bless everyone.



  251. Sue Sattler
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      · November 27th, 2015 at 7:35 pm · Link

    My parents had the best marriage before she passed away. They had a deal that for the first half hour after they got home, they were not allowed to complain about us kids or work. They would hug, kiss and just talk about silly things, but I think that time made them stronger.



  252. rbeeyswan
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      · November 28th, 2015 at 12:04 am · Link

    The most important thing n a relationship is 2no u may fall down put u can get back up…Remember u R building towards a solid foundation wind,rain,storm may come but still Stand grow n grace with the beauty of wisdom. Thanks ! God bless!
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  253. Nancy Jones
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      · November 28th, 2015 at 12:41 am · Link

    Communication is the number one thing for me.



  254. Athena reed
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      · November 28th, 2015 at 10:14 am · Link

    I met my husband when I was 19 an was dating with 2 weeks, living together and engaged within 2 months. https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif
    EVERYONE told us it was to fast an we would never work long term. I’m 33 this year, we now have 3 great kids and are still wildly happy. Sometimes you just know you found that other half you had been seeking all along. I had dated alot an he had only dated a few before we met. I had a 3 year old daughter before we got together. He was great the first time they met an was very insistent that she liked him or else he would not date me, he wanted her to be comfortable and happy an understood that we came together as a set. If we went to the movies she got to go, if we had dinner out then she was also invited. That’s not to say we didn’t spend anytime alone he just didn’t want to take time away from her either. He didn’t have to work so hard for her approval though with a day or two of meeting him (around a month of us first seeing each other) she declared to my mother who was teasing my husband, that she needed to be nice because he was her daddy. It wasn’t like I didn’t have guy friends around, in fact her baby sitter was a guy, she had just known like me that we wanted him for keeps. Within a year we were prego with twins (boy/girl) and he treats my first daughter just the same as the ones he is biologically responsable for. In fact we have had friends for years that at some point find out Randy is not her bio dad and are shocked since not only are they very close but they also look so much alike. My husband is my rock an my kids are our world. Everyday I’m thankful for our lil family an how happy an close we are!https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif



  255. Jeannette Weber
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      · November 28th, 2015 at 11:03 am · Link

    Communication and loyalty is key in a relationship! If you can talk about it with your partner, then you can get through it. Never stray either. If you do, it ruins everything. You should also be financial partners. Help each other out financially. Don’t leave them to do it all by themselves because it causes stress. https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_rose.gif



  256. Julie Jacobson
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      · November 28th, 2015 at 11:07 am · Link

    I think that it is hard to narrow down to one thing however I think trust is very key. There many other important things like respect, love , and communication.



  257. Paula
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      · November 28th, 2015 at 11:51 am · Link

    I agree with communication, but I also have a mini bat in the closet when that doesn’t work. This is not to hit anyone. He has to carve his apology into the closet wall with a mini bat and hop on one foot while I film the whole thing for youtube.



  258. Mellissa MonteforteJ
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      · November 28th, 2015 at 1:36 pm · Link

    I think the most important thing for a lasting relationship would be a combination of three factors: trust, communication and understanding. I debated and couldn’t choose one from those three. And I am not just thinking of the relationship between spouses or significant others but between family and even true friends in general. That’s what I value and try to instill with my kids and those around me. Thanks for the chance, and you have a beautiful family.



  259. Anne
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      · November 28th, 2015 at 2:14 pm · Link

    Similar values and feelings about commitment.



  260. Linda
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      · November 28th, 2015 at 3:11 pm · Link

    Friendship! Oh, and temptation =) Love my hunny and our family of cats & dogs. Fills my day with sloppy kisses and hugs LOL
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Saturday!
    //Linda



  261. Kimmi Crook
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      · November 28th, 2015 at 4:36 pm · Link

    The most important thing is laughter. If you can come out of the dark side of a day and be able to laugh with your love then this are better. https://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gifhttps://millytaiden.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_heart.gif



  262. Heather S
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      · November 28th, 2015 at 10:57 pm · Link

    I think that to make a relationship work you both have to work at keeping your bond strong and healthy. You should always tell each other that you love them never hold on to your anger because it never helps. Make sure that you take a little time to reconnect with each other by doing something together like a date night or a weekend away from everything but each other so you have a chance to remember why you’re together.



  263. Samantha Woods
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      · November 29th, 2015 at 12:18 am · Link

    Trust, Respect and Honesty. Without those three things no healthy relationship can last.







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