How To Stay Married For 30 Years
We announce birthdays and anniversaries every weekday morning at 7:40AM and I always find special joy in announcing anniversaries of 25, 30, 50 years or more. Is there a secret to a long happy marriage? Ask 20 couples and you’ll probably get 20 different answers but here are a few tips on achieving marital longevity.
The Daily Blur contributor Lynn Miles Peisker offers up these ideas which have worked for her and her husband.
–Treat everyday as a fresh start. Offer forgiveness and grace. Accept both in return.
–Take care of yourself. Eat right, exercise and get some sleep so you can be around for the next 30 years.
–Believe he/she is the most fascinating person in the room. At one time you thought so and it’s not fair to change.
–Stay in the room when you fight. If you have to leave, say, “I have to leave, but I promise to come back.”
–Agree to a budget, stick to it and review it frequently. We have financial night every Monday night. We know where every penny goes. I hate it, but because a saver married a spender, it has saved us.
–Be thankful. Gratitude changes everything.
– Be a grown-up. Life is hard, yo. Don’t whine and complain. Suck it up.
–Be spouses first. Then be parents second and children third.
There are many more fresh ideas on how to maintain a healthy marriage and you can see them here.
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