In an age where marriages have an average shelf life of months as opposed to years, it makes a Sheckster wonder how the couples that do last make it work. How, despite the commonality of divorce and the prevalence of polygamy, they manage to stay together, and stay smiling at that. We polled the smartest people we know (our Staffers!) to find out what it takes to make a marriage last.
Here’s what our married Staffers had to say:
“Always make each other laugh.”
“Take time every day to chat with each other, and always be honest and open.”
“Lots of cuddling is key.”
“Have a life together, but maintain your independence.”
“It’s the little, kind things you do for each other that matter most.”
“Without trust and compromise, your marriage will never work.”
“Once you’re mommy and daddy, don’t stop being husband and wife. When the kids go off, it’s hard to go back if you gave up those roles.”
GIRL TALK TIME: Are you married? What are your words of wisdom for sustaining a successful marriage? What’s the best advice you’ve ever received about marriage?