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Old Mar 17th 2013, 10:52 am
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Following on from Ethos85's honeymoon thread, what do you consider to be the secret to a happy relationship?

Englishmum says 'space. My suggestion is separate bathrooms.

What do you suggest?
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Old Mar 17th 2013, 11:07 am
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What do you suggest?
Talking....we were looking for a film to watch the other night when we were staying in (thursday). Decided it would be better to sit at the table and play cards and chat and have a laugh than just sit staring at the idiot lantern.

Space....being out for 3 nights a week between us is good, we appreciate each other more when we see each other.

Making time for each other....see first point, we both agreed we'd stay in and have an evening together that wasn't a school night, wasn't a boozy one and was just to chill and enjoy each others company.

Washing bin without a lid. I'm not ****ing pulling a drawer out. I'm way too much of a big time charlie to do that.

Sharing chores....apart from the above, which I'm just a nightmare for, I ALWAYS help with everything - washing up, washing, hanging it out, cleaning, cooking, everything.


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Learning from your first mistake.
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Fancy the person you are with, I've found it easy to get involved with people in the past i'm fond of, make me laugh, and are on a similar level to me but in the end it won't work because I actually don't fancy them.
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Covering her in a black bag and giving her a beating for looking in the direction of another man.

Failing that, communication and giving each other space and creating quality time for one another. The wife has 2 days off, one is for the two of us and we always go out somewhere nice. The other night we will be involved with others.
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Covering her in a black bag and giving her a beating for looking in the direction of another man.

Failing that, communication and giving each other space and creating quality time for one another. The wife has 2 days off, one is for the two of us and we always go out somewhere nice and the other night we will be involved with others.
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Covering her in a black bag and giving her a beating for looking in the direction of another man.

Failing that, communication and giving each other space and creating quality time for one another. The wife has 2 days off, one is for the two of us and we always go out somewhere nice. The other night we will be involved with others.
Swingers?
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Covering her in a black bag and giving her a beating for looking in the direction of another man.

Failing that, communication and giving each other space and creating quality time for one another. The wife has 2 days off, one is for the two of us and we always go out somewhere nice. The other night we will be involved with others.
Did you use Borats marriage sack?
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Swinging?
You know me better than that Theseus. You NEVER take your own wife swinging.
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Just agree with her. And do your own thing regardless.
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Discuss everything with your wife and then do exactly what she says.
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Just agree with her. And do your own thing regardless.
Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
Discuss everything with your wife and then do exactly what she says.
Please answer truthfull you two:

Have you ever been divorced?
How many times married?
How long married?

This is serious young man research I'm conducting here.
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Separate properties with one joined door between them ?

I guess there are no standard secrets - different things work with different partners
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Separate properties with one joined door between them ?

I guess there are no standard secrets - different things work with different partners
But there are a few basics, such as not forgetting birthdays or anniversaries, paying attention and being considerate.
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paying attention .
This is a great shout.

Not noticed she's had her hair cut? Shouldn't be with her.
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