i love discussing relationships with ppl. i love to argue for the sake of argument. and i think everyone's opinion is worth listening to. but i find it rather silly when someone throws the phrase "i've been in many long term relationships" around like it has anything weight. like you should listen to them more bc of it. honestly, the only thing that has any weight to me is if you have been HAPPILY with your partner for DECADES, anything else is moot. to me, being in many long term relationships has no more weight than being in many short term relationships. the end result is still the same, they all still failed. the only difference btwn the two is that the many long term relationships either 1. dragged out longer than it should or 2. took them waaaay too long to figure out that they were not right for each other. so, actually, it gives me the opposite affect.