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what is a good relationship to you?

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tryagain02 Tue 12-Jul-16 12:43:22

Due to long EA marriage and not very good personal boundaries and having had too many promises made all to be broken or 'forgotten about', I am interested to know what constitutes a good relationship means to you?

I think I deserve better than I have had and currently have but maybe I have watched too many films/read too many books to know what a good relationship really is?

I always though it should be a 2 way thing, but maybe I am under illusions?
So people who have a good relationship, please, what does it mean?

TheNaze73 Tue 12-Jul-16 15:43:49

I agree with you on the 2 way thing OP. I'm quite simplistic but, I think a good relationship in a nutshell is having a best friend, who you trust & who you cannot keep your hands off of

User4444 Tue 12-Jul-16 22:23:42

Trust and respect are the biggest things to me plus all the little things as opposed to the grand gestures-making me coffee in bed every morning, remembering things I've said and asking how my day is, compliments and being caring and sensitive! I think when you've had an abusive relationship or a few (in my case!) you need to be alone and make yourself happy otherwise I think your relying on other for happiness all the time and that just doesn't work, not for me anyhow.

StirredNotShaken Tue 12-Jul-16 23:36:23

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