Originally posted by Anita18:
Are couples supposed to converse on a regular basis about the world around them?
That's going to vary on the couple.
It all goes back to the "people are all different" adage, because what works for one person (or one couple) may not work with the next. There are couples who fill every waking hour with banter, and there are couples who exist in blissful silence much of the time.
Obviously, being able to communicate your wants and needs is a very important thing...I'd put that right up near the top in terms of things we need to be able to do in order to make a relationship last. But as for debating politics or talking about earthquakes (did ya feel it?), that isn't necessarily the be-all and end-all of a relationship.
I've seen couples act all sorts of ways when they're together. Some chirped back and forth endlessly, others exchanged shy smiles and tended not to chatter too much. My sweetie and I talk all the time, partly because I get all blustery when I see certain things on the news, and partly because we have many similar interests that we like to talk about. It works very well for us, and it's definitely far better than any of my previous relationships have been.
Your mileage may vary, but either way I wouldn't worry too much about what happened with your friend. Everyone likes different things, and it's entirely possible that there were other factors in their breakup that you aren't privy to. If what you've got going with your boyfriend is working for you, why not ride it out and enjoy it?
BruinDan, "Number Three," PHOM
¡Siendo padrote no es fácil!