Most of us can start a relationship.
Keeping it? Well, that’s a whole different story.
But it’s a story that 33 year-old Edwina Bartholomew is determined to write. And she’s doing a bloody good job.
Between a 3.30am alarm, a high-adrenaline job, domestic and international flights, a big loving family and more friends than most of us put together – Edwina and her partner of six years, and fiance, Neil, are still going strong.
But it wasn’t always easy.
Edwina confesses, “[Neil] did say something to me a few years ago that really stuck with me.
“This was at a particularly low point where I’d be away all the time and I’d come home on a Friday, fall asleep on the couch … and he said “it’d be nice if you saved some smiles for home” and my little heart just broke.”
So, things changed.
These days, they keep it together thanks to a few old-fashioned love lessons.
1. QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY
‘Little time’ has become ‘precious time’.
Edwina says, “it stopped being about who took out the garbage and who did or didn’t do the washing. It was just about spending quality weekends, having some quality time together. That really changed things for us”.