Originally Posted by DomesticPenguin
Sorry this is a bit abstract. It is my nature to over-intellectualize things. What do you think?
Well, no, I think this is all right. Thanks for sharing.
I don't seem to have an answer, but perhaps a clue. Do you remember the old saying: "Familiarity breeds contempt"? So, maybe if we were able to maintain a certain dose of mystery in our relationship, for example, assuming that you are unable to know everything about the other party and therefore cannot dominate him or her, then maybe it would last. This is about trust: you don't know everything about the other, but you trust them.
I think it also helps if the couple has similar likes or dreams or projects which make them strive together.