Re: Advice for a young couple
1. Always be each others best friend, but don't ever become just friends or "like brother and sister".
2. Learn how to argue without falling out. A person who always agrees with you is not necessarily a friend and sometimes the one who loves you the most will be the one telling you you're making a big mistake. Respect each other even when you differ. You can disagree all you like behind doors but in public you are united.
3. It's not about getting it your way, it's about making the best decision for the two of you at that time.
4. If it's important to your partner then it's important to you.
5. You know how you used to sneak around in high school finding any moment to jump on each others body? Keep that going, even when the orderlies in the old folks home are trying to stop you!!
6. When you have kids, don't hide the affection and intimacy between you. They need to see that and know that it's a regular part of a committed relationship so they know what to expect from their own future partner. After saying that they don't actually need to see the live performance, just the dressed rehearsals!!
7. Don't ever belittle your partner.
8. The post above with the "4 horsemen" info. Go back and read that again.
9. Your partners family is just as important in your children's lives as your own are, you need to stick up for them.
10. Sometimes you really need to do something stupid just for the sake of it.
11. Memories and experiences are more important than stuff. If the thought of a new granite counter top is more exiting than the thought of a trip somewhere together, you have a problem.
12. As you get older you will regret things you didn't do more than things you did. Opportunities you didn't take can never be changed, you can always lie in bed with your arms round each other saying "Yeah, doing that wasn't such a good idea." and often the big mistakes you make become really funny stories at a dinner party.