Home Topics Lifestyle Inspirational Relationship Advice From 14 Modern Couples Making It Work

Inspirational Relationship Advice From 14 Modern Couples Making It Work

I’ve always loved how we got to know history. Asking the question to a couple and then watching them together is the most fun way to get to know them better as a duo. The way they get excited, talking about each other, discussing the smaller details, and observing theirs Personality types and Love languages Of course, they reveal themselves – a hand on the arm when one remembers something the other has forgotten or is out of order – it’s a fantastic moment of bonding. I can only recommend it for a couple’s next date, when we no longer have zoom evenings with friends – sigh.

After almost 23 years together, my husband and I (picture below) have our story and the way we tell it. But every time we share it, we feel that vivacious initial feeling that takes us back to that fateful night in 1997. (My insecure 16 year old self somehow managed to interview him on the first date. #Girlpower)

1 of 15

The most interesting thing about sharing these stories in my experience is that no two love stories are ever the same. There is a unique path that leads a couple from point A to point “I do”.

Some have more bumps on the road than others, others require longer journeys, others are instantaneous, and others seem like incredible blows of fate. The element they all have in common is the desire to love and be loved.

Just in time for February 14th, we met 14 couples across the country – and that too Couple from Panama– to hear their “Meet Cute” story and find out what makes their partnership the test of time.

2 of 15

Photo credit

How did you get to know each other
We met at the Hotel Saint Cecilia to plan a wedding for a client together – Rene and Laura were the chefs for the event, and I was the hotel’s event planner at the time! We didn’t actually start dating until a year and a half later, but then we crossed for the first time. It is still hotly debated who asked whom first.

What is the key to your relationship success?
Stay on the same team. We began to see our relationship and family as the stone and anything but something we want to fix or resolve together, even if it’s in our relationship. This has redefined the way we see problems. Even when dealing with the tough things in life, you have a sense of humor.

3 of 15

Photo credit

How did you get to know each other
We met in Lubbock, Texas Krista did her BA in Business and Denise was in law school. We’d like to say that our story is the perfect title for a country love song: “Two lesbians found love in Lubbock”.

What is the key to your relationship success? We strive to strengthen one another every day by pouring out unconditional love, respect, and trust.

4 of 15

Is there any advice for our single friends on how to stay tuned in this modern (and quarantined!) World we live in?
Stay hopeful. I was single (and very busy starting businesses and nonprofits including @BRAVECommunities) for 46 years and I know how daunting and depressing dating can be. You (the ‘good guys’) are out there … but don’t compensate for your dreams and goals and feel like you have to settle down in order to be in a relationship. And while it seems hopeless to “meet” someone during quarantine, use this time to weed out the frogs.

Virtual meetings have many advantages. You can identify a person’s character by speaking and seeing their face and body language (which means texting and DMing don’t count). Be creative with virtual encounters and hope that conversations will lead people to get to know each other better and have the opportunity to share at least one dating commonality during a global pandemic.

What’s the best relationship advice you’ve ever received?
You cannot change others. You can only change your attitude and expectations.

5 of 15

How did you get to know each other
At a bluegrass music festival in North Wilkesboro, NC when we were 16 years old. He had just received a cell phone and asked me if I wanted to text him. First he asked me to be his girlfriend on AOL Instant Messenger and I insisted, “No, ask me personally.” He asked me the next day. Four and a half years later, he asked me to marry him on a bridge overlooking a Central Virginia farmers’ market. We had just eaten blackberry cake and I knew he had a ring in his pocket.

What is the key to your relationship success?
Conversation, curiosity and listening to music together.

6 of 15

Did you find out anything about your partner in quarantine?
Joah and I were very nomadic for the first two years of our relationship – I come from Spain and lived in Los Angeles – and we had just moved into our house in November 2019. During the quarantine we had an opportunity to settle down and make this a home together on purpose, and take time to slow down and appreciate the simple little things of home life that we never really had before.

It was a huge luxury to design our own space and routine together. I love to be able to witness Joah’s moments of inspiration when he wakes up in the morning with this jolt of divine intention, this intense calling, in his case to write what he does wonderfully. It was also fun to watch him run his localeur business from home and hear his half of the conference calls while I paint in my studio next door. As an artist, I love those moments when I see him creating and working, and I think this feeling of grounding has enabled him and me to find a way to create a home that is new for both of us is fertile.

What is the key to your relationship success?
We have a real desire to do our best for each other and together, and we actively pursue this every day.

PSI brought out a new song to celebrate our three year anniversary this Valentine’s Day. It’s called tqro or “te quiero” which means “I love you / I want you” in Spanish.

7 of 15

Did you find out anything about your partner in quarantine?
After 40 years together, the quarantine is just a new routine, but we are the same people.

What is the key to your relationship success?
One word: laughter.

8 of 15

How did you get to know each other
I worked at the agency Adam owned. In the first year we developed a great friendship and so much mutual respect for one another. But at some point neither of us could deny the obvious chemistry! One day we had a drink after work and have been inseparable ever since. It was a bit of a “work scandal” at the time, but over a decade of marriage and two children later, we’ve proven it wasn’t just a workplace problem, ha!

What is the key to your relationship success?
We’re always on the same team, we really love spending time together and we never forget why we fell in love for the first time.

9 of 15

How did you get to know each other
We met when we were both working as chefs in a restaurant in San Antonio. Two and a half years later, we are more in love than ever and engaged to be married.

What is the key to your relationship success?
Laugh!

10 of 15

Photo credit

What’s the best relationship advice you’ve ever received?
“Let there be rooms in your togetherness.” My mom and grandma often shared this advice when I was growing up. The quote is from a poem by Kahlil Gibran and addresses the kind of love in which two separate people come together, all working to become a whole of themselves. And out of this wholeness they meet and together build something stronger than both would have alone.

What is the key to your relationship success?
We find ways to do things we love together.

11 of 15

What’s the best relationship advice you’ve ever received?
It is important to say how you feel, but showing how you feel is key.

What is the key to your relationship success?
Support … and the fact that we can share clothes.

12 of 15

Did you find out anything about your partner in quarantine?
We learned that we can’t do anything together and still have fun.

What is the key to your relationship success?
Mutual respect (and chemistry). We have fun. We laugh at ourselves and at the absurdities of life. We try to make an adventure out of everything we do. Our core values ​​are very similar.

13 of 15

Photo credit – including the image pictured above

What is the key to your relationship success?
Communication is important. We ask ourselves each other’s three most important love languages ​​every quarter, as they are constantly changing. We are both open to personal change, and we understand that difficult times of the year are a time for growth, not a time to call it over.

Is there any advice for our single friends on how to stay tuned in this modern (and quarantined!) World we live in?
Be honest from the start. Ask deep questions to know if the other person is actually ready to get involved.

14 of 15

How did you get to know each other
Gary was in the US Air Force based in England. We met one evening at a village dance. He was handsome and I was beaten. After a few dances, we talked for a couple of hours. We came from two completely different countries and were surprised to learn how much we had in common. He had a great sense of humor and made me laugh. I fell in love that night. After six months of dating, we got engaged … And six months later we were married.

What is the key to your relationship success?
After fifty-one years of marriage, we are blessed to still be in love and still enjoying each other’s company.

15 of 15

What’s the best relationship advice you’ve ever received?
Kiss for seven seconds when you get home from work. And build your relationship as you build your own life at the same time – the two will support each other.

Is there any advice for our single friends on how to stay tuned in this modern (and quarantined!) World we live in?
Be true to yourself from the start. On the first dates, I wore my hair naturally and skipped the makeup. Why? Because I am 99% of the time and I wanted to make sure that my future partner knows me for who I am and what I will be. The right partner will love who you are.

What’s the best relationship advice you’ve ever received?

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest articles

How cool is the market for outsiders?

Have you heard of Misfits Market? They are an online grocer dedicated to making affordable, sustainable, high quality food more accessible while reducing...

Ways to improve your Hiring process – HR Recruitment tips, Tips for hiring best candidates

The Preparation tips and tricks are an indicative generalized information. In no way Freshersworld.com, indulges into direct or indirect promotion of the ...

Universal Music Group posted EBITDA earnings of nearly $ 1 billion in the first half of 2021

Vivendi just announced Universal Music Group's financial results for the second quarter - the quarter that ends in June 2021.If everything goes well with...