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Old 16th March 2004, 5:46 PM   #1
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What five words would you use to describe marriage?

Ok, this is really for anyone who is, or has ever been, or ever wants to be, married.

What five words would you use to describe marriage? I'm sure you can think of more than five, but I thought keeping it to five would encourage people to think of the most important aspects...

I would say:

Love, committment, trust, friendship and compromise.
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Old 16th March 2004, 5:52 PM   #2
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love, compromise, sharing, discretion, compromise

Discretion = knowing when to keep your mouth shut when you really, REALLY want to tell him "I told you so!"

compromise gets my vote twice because when you're in a dedicated relationship like marriage, you suddenly come to realize that yours isn't the only say in matters that affect the marriage.
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Old 16th March 2004, 5:56 PM   #3
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love, honesty, trust, empathy, passion
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Old 16th March 2004, 5:58 PM   #4
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Serious answer: Love sex friendship intimacy partnership

Hormonal fog answer: sex coupling dicklay shagging copulation
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Old 16th March 2004, 6:12 PM   #5
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unconditional love (sorry, combined two words), communication, compromise, respect, loyalty
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Old 16th March 2004, 6:20 PM   #6
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Old 16th March 2004, 6:24 PM   #7
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My first thought when the thread was posted was your response, Samson
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Old 16th March 2004, 6:26 PM   #8
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My first though was "What would Dave say!?"
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Old 16th March 2004, 6:29 PM   #9
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My first thought was 'five is just way too few'.
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Old 16th March 2004, 6:35 PM   #10
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My first though was "What would Dave say!?"
LOL my second thought - I got dicklay in there didn't I?
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Old 16th March 2004, 6:41 PM   #11
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SEX
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I'M NOT MARRIED BY THE WAY!
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Old 16th March 2004, 6:51 PM   #12
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I'M NOT MARRIED BY THE WAY!
You don't say! I would have never guessed.
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Old 16th March 2004, 8:14 PM   #13
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Lol Samson! I wondered what sort of bitter response you would write
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Old 16th March 2004, 8:15 PM   #14
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My first thought was 'five is just way too few'.

Yes, I could easily think of many more too, but I wondered what particular things stood out to people
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Old 17th March 2004, 5:54 AM   #15
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I"m not married but I asked 2 married friends this question

My friend J (married 20 years said)

friendship, annoyance, laughs, sloppiness, stress



My friend S (married 15 years said)


work, work, work, work, work
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