8. AN ARGUMENT DOESN’T MEAN THE RELATIONSHIP IS DOOMED.
In over seven decades of being together, the Lombardi’s have probably gotten in countless fights. They say arguments happen in any relationship, but they don’t have to tear two people apart. Everyone disagrees from time to time, but listening and respecting one another’s point of view can make the difference between a healthy argument and a harmful, unproductive one.
9. HAVE RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER.
Obviously, any relationship must have respect for it to work. Always remind your lover how much you value and appreciate them, because they sacrifice a lot to make the relationship work.
10. DON’T FORGET TO CLEAN!
Mr. and Mrs. Lombardi believe that you should keep your home clean and organized. After all, a disorderly home likely reflects a chaotic inner life as well.
11. COMMIT TO GOOD PARENTING.
If you have kids together, treat them with the same love and respect that you show each other. Provide them with a decent education, and don’t pressure them into doing any one thing in life. Let them carve their own path, but show them the light along the way.
12. MARRY GOOD GENES.
We don’t really think anything else needs to be said about this one.
13. HAVE A PARTNER THAT SHARES YOUR BELIEFS ON FAITH.
Or, at the very least, supports your beliefs and takes the time to understand them.
14. EMBRACE BOTH THE GOOD TIMES AND THE BAD.
It won’t always be smooth-sailing, but as long as you support one another no matter what, you’ll make it through okay!