1- A relationship is all about three things : COMMUNICATION, HONESTY and TRUST. Without those you might as well be single.
2 - Affection is SOOOOOOOOOOOO important!! Trust me on this one. After 18 years of marriage and 10 with minimal affection.....you will lose part of yourself.
3- Speaking of losing yourself.... DON'T EVER compromise who you are!!!! Be true to yourself and if its meant to be than the right person will come along.
4- NEVER go to bed angry.
5- If you are in love then say I LOVE YOU and YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL at least once a day. Another one you will have to trust me on.
I can't say that I am the Yoda of romance or that I even begin to fully understand women, all i can say is that loss will certainly make you learn hard lessons and all you can do is take those wounds, clean them up and move on. For all you people out there looking for love remember that there IS someone out there for everyone........sometimes you have to make your way past a few obstacles before you reach the right one.
One last, but very important thing....I have two kids. A daughter who just turned 18 and a son who is 8. They are the number one priority in my life.