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4 Reasons Why There’s More to Life Than Marriage

3. Your career: It might seem obvious, but if you can’t provide for yourself, you’re also going to have a hard time providing for anyone else. Full-time jobs, high salaries and executive positions are never required for happiness, but you may definitely need some type of income. In this economy, an even greater challenge is finding a job you actually like. If you feel accomplished, recognized and appreciated at work, your overall happiness at home and with your partner will skyrocket.

4. Your friends: Taking trips, talking until the early morning and sipping wine after a hard week are some of the sweeter moments of a friendship. However, maintaining such bonds takes a lot more than just the ability to have fun. Friendships take work, patience and commitment. If you listen to your girlfriend vent for three hours over her boss, you’ll learn that while no relationship is easy, they’re all worth the effort. Take the time out of your busy schedule and nurture those relationships. The better friend you are, the better friends you’ll receive in return.

 

 

 

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12:39PM PDT on Oct 19, 2014

Good tips, but the article seems to imply this is only for singles. These are important goals for those who are not also. Thanks.

4:54AM PDT on Oct 16, 2014

Thank you :)

8:20AM PST on Feb 15, 2013

So agree, thanks! Sharing

7:49PM PDT on Oct 15, 2012

thanks... but love can make the journey more enjoyable and fulfilling :) just let things happen

12:19AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

Being single is like being rich :)))

9:09PM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

A good article.

4:17AM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

Thanks for the wonderful information. Regards :-)

4:14AM PDT on Sep 17, 2012

Thanks for the wonderful information. Regards :-)

11:43AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

If I find The One, thats great. If I dont, whatever, I have lots of things to do.

9:53AM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

some interesting comments.. i feel both sides.

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