What do you consider long term?

What do you consider long term?

Kaltir Kaltir
Some people only consider a relationship long term when they've been together for years. Some when they feel it's serious. Some when they feel like they want to be together forever, no matter how long they've been together at the moment. What do you think makes a long term relationship long term?
02/16/2011
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Yoda Yoda
If it's intended to last.
02/16/2011
Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
For me, I'd say its being together for at least one year, exclusively (assuming that is the lifestyle), with intentions to stay together.
02/16/2011
gladiola gladiola
For me, it's the number of years that you've been together exclusively and have actually decided to be committed to one another.
02/17/2011
BurritoBabe BurritoBabe
I think the definition of long-term might be variable dependent on age. For college-age young adults like myself, 6 months+ tends to be considered long term and serious, especially if they're exclusive and monogamous. For someone in their late twenties and early thirties and beyond, I could see over a year qualifying as long term =)
02/18/2011
Cream in the Cupcake Cream in the Cupcake
Long-term should be defined as more than one year regaurdless of age. But I agree with gladiola, Its about exclusivness and commitment to one another.
02/25/2011
Happy Camper Happy Camper
Oh wow. There's two different kinds of long term for me. The long term that invites talk of cohabitation and buying furniture together and then the long term that is standard of any serious relationship.

I'm noticing a pattern where I've never had a relationship less than 1 year long. So that's more of a "standard" than a long term relationship to me. On the other hand, that tends to be much longer than some of my peers idea of long term, so things get tricky.
02/25/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I'd say 2+ years is long term.
02/26/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Quote:
Originally posted by Kaltir
Some people only consider a relationship long term when they've been together for years. Some when they feel it's serious. Some when they feel like they want to be together forever, no matter how long they've been together at the moment. ...
I think at least a year or two. You dont really know eachothers faults until you have gone through tough times.
02/27/2011
rtstits rtstits
I have been with my other half for over 20 yrs. it took over 2 years to really know him & what all his faults were. But I still get surprised every now & then..
03/10/2011
cec578 cec578
a little more than a year after declaring that you are both in love and are monogmous
03/19/2011
Ansley Ansley
My bestie and I often laugh our asses off when girls are on the Maury show or on Jerry Springer and are extremely upset over a six month relationship ending. I find it absolutely fascinating, knowing what I know now.

I used to say anything longer than a year, but years fly by quickly. Then it was five years and now those are flying by quickly as well. I'm undecided as of late but it still hits between the five and ten year mark. There has to be an intention to work through it together and stay together before I can begin to consider someone's relationship legit or long-term.
03/27/2011
SexyStuff SexyStuff
Multiple years for sure.
03/28/2011
K101 K101
Depends. My partner and I were together every single day (literally) for these past 5 years. We've only missed a little over a week of not seeing each other total! Anyways, even after seeing each other and getting to know each other every sinngle day for 2 years, I didn't consider it long term until after 2 years. After he had seen me at my worst, best, and most stressed. And after I'd seen him at his worst and best and most stressed. He also spent a great deal of time sitting with me through hospital visits for a long time & after you get through so much and you actually see someone stripped of their comfort and hiding spots, you can't truly and fully know them.
05/11/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
year/years
05/11/2011
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