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Dear Poll: If You Had to Live Without One Thing in Your Relationship

Relationships aren't perfect, and it's easy to focus on what's missing in them. But what if you had to take one thing away that really matters to you? And which things really matter? And how much?


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reese05 reese05 9 years
It's hard for me to choose...but eventually I chose no more kissing. Although I looove kissing so much, sharing laughs, conversations and orgasms are definitely a MUST!
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
OH man this poll makes me sad
nycgirl nycgirl 10 years
I could never choose no more laughing or no more conversation!!! What's going to keep you together in your old age?! Open communication is absolutely key to my relationship-- we are honest and straightforward, and that helps us trust each other and get through our fights.
Brittany14706805 Brittany14706805 10 years
ummm omg this poll is awful. I cant choose any!!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
I can live without sex...I would sacrifice that for everything else up there
vmruby vmruby 10 years
I could never go without any of those things.They are all the very best individual parts of our relationship and what makes it work between us. I have and I always will go out of my way to protect, cherish and value them.So my answer would have to be none of the above........
SarahKatie SarahKatie 10 years
I thought it was odd the amount of people who chose either no more conversations or no more laughing. I could easily live without sex, or sex but no orgasms. Laughing and talking to my sweetie is the best thing I can do.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 10 years
Hmm...since I'm waiting for marriage and I'm not married yet, ive already done away with sex! But I agree with honeychild. if that doesnt count since im taking away something we dont have, ill go with **“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet.” -Will Smith **
superjules superjules 10 years
I'm not sure who you are referring to Mandy. I speak for myself when I say I was not being catty. And btw, DEAR is paid to be mature it's her job. I wouldn't dream of being rude to her. Where is that stellar sense of humor you speak of? :)
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 10 years
Since when did the "sugar" kids get so catty? DEAR is the only mature person on this site, and I don't enjoy the catty comments toward her from the other "sugars".
superjules superjules 10 years
I could fully do without the flatulence! I'm not getting into my sex life online but let's just say that certain medications have left me unable or without much desire to even do some of the choices. And it does suck. :(
gossipqueen gossipqueen 10 years
JEBUS!!!! that's can't vote..I would miss them all but I guess the last one I might be able to do without, lol.
XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 10 years
Sex should be when you're married. I don't think it's right that you guys always have stuff about like. SEX IS GOOD WITH YOUR BF> They always break up anyways...
DearSugar DearSugar 10 years
Hi honeychild: You are absolutely right, of course! I hoped the poll might be a way to help us remember -- in our busy lives -- how really important that basic stuff is. Sometimes the idea of losing something or giving it up will stimulate a re-evaluation of the thing, so I took that approach as an exercise. I wouldn't ever want the ladies here to live without any of these parts of a committed relationships!!!!
Honeychild Honeychild 10 years
I would just remain single... So I can kiss, have great sex, and great conversations forever. I don't think any relationship would survive without any of those things, they all play an important role in keeping a healthy relationship.
Honeychild Honeychild 10 years
I'd just end it right then and there on that note...
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 10 years
Hard question! I chose no more kissing strictly because my boyfriend won't shave his scratchy beard off!
kendalheart kendalheart 10 years
I cant believe people actually answered no more laughing together and no more conversation!! WHAT?! NO conversation doesnt sound much like a relationship to me!! Gotta have the laughs too!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I could live without sex. You don't have to have sex to have orgasms...that is unless we are using the term to mean intercourse. i guess it depends on what your definition of "is" is. :ROTFL: In all seriousness, sex was not the basis of my relationship with my boyf...while i would miss it greatly, I would def miss kissing, talking, laughing more than anything...i love my guy. just thinking about not having those three things makes me want to call him and say i love you. _________________________________________________________ Why don't you wear the face you have when I am not around?
kiddylnd kiddylnd 10 years
Hmmm...we all go through patches where there is more or less sex so that doesn't seem NEARLY as important as a good laugh. Just knowing you can be you, and as goofy and silly as you want with your man is the best feeling in the world. I would say that I COULD live with out the sex, the orgasm, the kissing...but I couldn't live without my Guy.
ESPNgirl ESPNgirl 10 years
given that i've already chosen not to have sex this first year of our relay, i'm guessing i'd take that out since i don't know just exactly how good it is yet ;)
lorenashley lorenashley 10 years
Ic ould do without him being so damn busy all the time. Everything else is great :pepino:
nicachica nicachica 10 years
i could only do the last one (no orgasms). i just can't imagine not laughing or talking with my boyfriend. that's way too important to me, especially since we can talk on the phone for HOURS! awww, i can't wait to see my sweetie tonight! i'm so excited about what i'm getting him for Valentine's Day...concert tickets for a latin rock band that he doesn't know is coming to town! :)
LizaToad LizaToad 10 years
Molly Molly 10 years
Hard poll, Dear!
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