Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something. They’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take. Sometimes in relationship we can be so selfish, either we know it or choose to deny it, yet we can quickly call out the other person’s faults. To have a lasting relationship you must encompass Love, Joy, Kindness, Forgiveness, and Understanding. When you can give all those things to your spouse, then you can receive all those that you searching for. It’s natural to want something from a relationship. It’s part of being human . Whether it’s companionship, or money, or whatever the case may be, every person looks at a relationship as a barter system. I think the real question becomes can you be honest with yourself and your mate about your wants, needs, and etc. Then it can be a long term and forever lasting.You cannot give something you do not have. Too many people look to others to fulfill a void and try to find their happiness in a person. Putting Christ first and seeking him for guidance in every facet of our lives allows him to bless us and provide our needs.