Special Wedding Issue Street Beat

Street Beat: Robert Lamas and Milancita Rodriguez

Jameer Baptiste
Written by Jameer Baptiste

When you’re touched by the love bug you just can’t help but think it’s going to be everlasting. But once the honeymoon stage ends, the real work begins. Here’s advice from one of the five couples we asked that have withstood the test of time and are still going strong.


Robert Lamas and Milancita Rodriguez

5 years strong

Robert Lamas, a RN, and Milancita Rodriguez, owner of Milancita.com, have been together for five blissful years. And this month on February 21, they will be celebrating their sixth anniversary. Here’s their advice for a long-lasting relationship.

“The Secret to a good relationship is to keep dating as if it was your first time out,” advised Robert. “Love is important in any relationship, the second part is RESPECT.”

“It takes two to make a relationship work, so leave the “me, me, me” out of the equation, unless you want to do some major problem solving,” says Milancita. “Making sacrifices for your significant other and your relationship is considered to be a sign of commitment.”