The new excitement of a personal relationship

I have started seeing someone – it’s more than dating but too early to call it more than dating 🙂

Everyone tells me how wonderful it is and everyone tells me how great it is for me (you deserve it, he’s a lucky man etc) … and it truly is…. wonderful….BUT (there is always a BUT….!) I want to get to the long term point….

I want Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. I want to know that in 10 years time I will look at him and still find my heart racing and my loins stirring 🙂

I want to know exactly how to make him laugh when he is down, how to work through arguments and cook his favourite food (and I hate cooking!)

I want to be close to his children and go out shopping with his daughter and I want my boys picking him up in their car to go see his favourite football (soccer) team.

New is great but in my book highly over rated. Everyone and anyone can do new…. but how many of us can do long term?

My first relationship lasted 15 years and I swore I would never do long term again but something has shifted. I am older and wiser. I know what I want and I know how to compromise. I am stronger in who I am than I have ever been and I know I can do long term again. I’m more than ready and I’m just wondering what it will take.

I’d love to hear from all the long term people out there. Or anyone in a relationship for 3 years or more. What has kept you together?