I've been given different advice through the years as is comes to a lasting relationship. The counsel given ranges from newly committed to half- century with one spouse. Each pointer or tip, if you will, given was slightly different from the other. I can respect that for multiple reasons. I’ll give you two good ones. ONE: obviously every kinship is different because no two relationships are exactly the same; similar, maybe, but never identical. TWO: people are just at different stages in life as well as the relationship they are involved in.