By Elaine Guillory, The Community Voice

Love is one of those peculiar things in life that no one really has the answer to, but when it works … How sweet it is! Does his sensitivity balance out her stubbornness? Does his cooking skills allow her to put up with his messiness? In other words, does his yin, balance out her yang?

We asked four successful couples about how they started and how they maintain their relationships. What they told us has us as perplexed as ever about love, but we sure enjoyed what they shared. We hope you will, too.