I attended ‘The conversation’, an event convened by our editor, Joy Isi Bewaji, on women empowerment, and as is our tradition when we attend events, I took time out to ask some of the guests a question which different people see from different angles. I asked them to name 3 things that should be present, from their own perspective, for a long lasting relationship. As people differ, so do their needs, and opinions, hence when we asked some of these guests, they had this to say.
Mrs Omoh- The three most important things to me are Love, Patience and the fear of God
Bisoye: Fear of God, Absolute honesty, and trust, it means you’re hearing certain things but you can boldly say I know this person.
Mrs Yemi: Love, Trust and good communication
Trust and money-That’s the most important to me. I don’t have a third one
Fatimah: Respect, Understanding and money
Dami: Understanding, communication and friendship
Transparency, respect and good communication
Tosin- You have to be fully aware of yourself, you have to understand the person you’re with and lastly you have to know and understand each other.
What are three things, in your opinion, can make for a long lasting relationship.