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Surviving in a Sea of Relationship Perils

How’s this for a metaphor on surviving the perils of a relationship: A British and American couple endured 19 hours floating in shark infested waters and lived to tell the tale. Thirty-eight-year-old Richard Neely and his long-time American girlfriend were stranded when their diving group left them behind after an hour exploring Australia’s great barrier reef. They survived the night by strapping themselves together to share body heat and refusing to believe they would perish.

A lot of times a stressful situation—whether it’s a financial crisis, a prolonged period of long distance love or a night fending off Jaws—can be the make or break point for a relationship. It will give you the opportunity to see if your partner is up to his or her mettle. If you survive, use that experience as a well of strength to draw from the next time you hit a bump in the road. [The Daily Mail]

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  • By vivina
  • on 10/8/17 6:26 AM EST

I have always believed in the "C's" for a great relationship. Communication, commitment, caring,compromise,covenant,
connection, compatibility, etc.
I loved the article and the analogy of the shark infested waters, which I can testify are
out there in everyday living.
Relationships are work and the
harder you work at it the bigger the rewards.