Tuesday 23 October 2018

The love you make... Good relationships require plenty of hard work


Andre Agassi kisses wife Steffi Graf at Wimbledon
Andre Agassi kisses wife Steffi Graf at Wimbledon
Katie Byrne

Katie Byrne

Former World No. 1 tennis player Andre Agassi was recently asked about the secret of his 17-year marriage to fellow sporting great, Steffi Graf. As always, his answer was sincere, thoughtful and refreshingly devoid of dull platitudes.

"I think you need two whole people that truly don't need each other, respect and love each other in a way that has full discipline and commitment," he told the journalist. "We are two individuals that have lived full lives and we don't react to each other, we respond to each other."

There's no doubt that Agassi and his wife are hugely compatible, but his musings speak to something else. They suggest that these two don't take a successful marriage for granted. On the contrary, they know they have to work hard to make it work.

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