The Secrets Behind Marvelous Marriages

WE ASKED “WHAT’S YOUR SECRET TO A LONG-LASTING MARRIAGE?”

THE RESPONSES WERE UPLIFTING, FUNNY AND MAGICAL. HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVORITES. IT’S EXCITING TO LEARN WHAT MAKES THE LIVES OF OUR FOFRIENDS SO WONDERFUL.

“Unconditional love, accepting that both of you have many faults, communication about everything, no lies, and spending quality time together. Compliment each other for little things and big things. Staying in love is hard work, don’t fall out of love.”
Karri Miller

karri & mark

“Total devotion to each other. I met my hubby when I was 16, married when I was 17, had our first baby when I was 18. People says we were too young and it wouldn’t last, but hey ho it’s 41 years we’ve been married. We have 3 lovely children, two fab son in laws and 2 gorgeous grandsons. ❤️ We love our little family ❤️”
Col N Nan Taylor

family

“To be honest, I’m not sure. We just celebrated our 29th and a nice couple we met on a boat ride asked us what is our secret? I said tenacity. My husband said “we buy very good booze.” We both laughed!”
Vickie Frost

“I think we are still together because no one else would have us…lol! We have been married over 29 years.”
Barbara M White

“Never giving up. Nowadays people tend to give up so quickly. Learn to work together. And never go to bed upset with each other. Always kiss each other goodnight. 20 years plus and still going strong.”
Melissa Cobb

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One Response to “The Secrets Behind Marvelous Marriages”

  1. Cecile says:

    35 years here. We were in our late 20s, so full-grown adults who knew how to take care of themselves. I already owned a home, was a career woman, etc. We are opposites in terms of personality, so together we cover a lot of strength areas that help balance us out in negotiating life. He’s extroverted, facts-minded, and ever so logic leaning. I’m introverted, more intuitive, and ever so feeling/subjectivity leaning. I will take more risks (I recently went to Peru solo) and he looks for how to avoid risks. Our differences have been the source of many arguments, but ultimately, we have learned from the other. In our 60s now, I’m curious how we will each handle the aging process going forward, how we will carry out our philosophies of life as older people, and how we will negotiate the expectations of the other.

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