"When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory."
THE LOVE NOTE
We started out friends long before we ever dated. We then enjoyed each others company and conversation and still do over two decades later. We still haven't run out of things to talk about and don't see that coming anytime soon. You're just good to be with baby.
THE GREAT RELATIONSHIP PRINCIPLE
Focus on what matters most in partnership before the marriage and during the marriage: Friendship and respectful communication. Those last. All else comes and goes. Physical appearance, money, possessions and even children are all nice but in the beginning there's the two of you and in the end there is the two of you. Take care of it well in the middle.