Modern Fairytale Series: Melanie and Steve

*Sometimes it is so easy to get wrapped up in what is wrong with the world, that we forget to celebrate the love and goodness that is in our lives.  I wanted to do an interview series about modern relationships and their dynamics.  What do you celebrate about your relationship? What keeps you and your partner together? Let's hear it and remember that even with all that is wrong with the outside world, sometimes the best spot is in the arms of your cherished partner!
xoxo Katty Delux

Melanie and Steve


27 and 28

How long have you been together: 

2 1/2 years

Are you married, engaged, dating, domestic partnership: 

Dating, living together

How long have you known each other: 

8 years.

How long were you together before you took the next step in your
relationship: (not necessarily marriage, ex: how long were you friends
before you started dating? how long were you engaged before marriage?)

We were friends for five years before I finally made a move on him. I
moved in a few months later after being inseparable and basically
living at his house anyway. I moved an hour and a half away from
friends, family and my whole support system.

What initially attracted you to your partner? 

His heart. He is a kind soul and would do anything for anyone. We both love the same things.  He also has a strong jaw and a handsome face.

What is your favorite thing/attribute about your partner? 

Definitely his ability to laugh through any situation. It helps me through my
depression and anxiety and I love being a goof ball around him.

Do you live together, if so how long?

Yes. Approximately two years

Do you have children and/or pets together? 

No, just our 8 cars ;)

What is your secret to a successful relationship? 
Hard work.
Relationships don't just work. They take dedication, love and the
desire to want to make it/keep it successful. The moment either party
gets lazy, or forgets to show their love for their partner, is the
moment the relationship starts to fail.

What is your parting advice that you would like to leave for other

Try to understand your partners nuances, whether it be depression, anxiety or low self esteem. Love your partner for their flaws, not in spite of them. Never give up.

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