For a Documentary Photography Project I interviewed 12 different couples on the same set of questions.
Though a lot of new ideas and perspective were shared something really stuck out to me-- there's not just one trick to a good relationship. I came into this project pretty eggar to hear the ultimate 'secret', but to my excitement there wasn't just one answer there were SO many! Every couple handled conflict differently, loved different qualities in each other, struggled with different hardships, and had a completely different dynamics from one another. I think it's easy to look at other couples and easily envy their chemistry, success, or strengths. But that's kinda the beauty in it-- celebrating our differences! No relationship is easy and the good the bad, the ups the downs are what make it completely exciting and unknown! There's no RIGHT way to do it. Isn't that great??
They had so many stories, advice, and thoughts I only wish I could post each entire interview! But alas for times sake here are some quick snid bits. Enjoy.