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I'm curious as to what you all consider to be a long-term relationship. Just a few months? 6 months or longer? A year or longer?
I don't really go into a relationship thinking of it as going to be short term. I plan on it for the long haul. Of course, breakups can happen. But like with my current, we agreed we didn't want to just fool around or stay together a few weeks/months and throw it away, we wanted something that would last. So, to me, long term doesn't mean necessarily how long we've already been together, rather the intention of being together forever.
relationship, isn't really defined by length of current relationships either, in my opinion. In a way, a few months can be a long time, but compared to other relationships, it may not be. But every day you're still together and happy is an accomplishment. We celebrate each month we are together, doing a nice dinner and everything, just to show that we appreciate having had another month spent with one another.
I have a friend who constantly says things like "when you're married as long as I have been then you can say you know what it's like to REALLY know someone"...she's been married for 7 years. My parents, married for 51 in a few months, still don't know each other very well. So length of time, to me, depends on the couple and how you view it. And I know my guy who I've known for just over a year, better than she knows her husband and he knows her, too. So, again, all about the couple.