Another secret for a long marriage: partners need to commit to making it work, no matter what.
The only thing that can break up a relationship are the partners themselves."— Kelly Campbell, Ph.
And whether they end with tears and empty Ben & Jerry's or last until forever maydepend upon countless factors, but your own actions, words, and thoughts undoubtedly play a role.
It’s best not to try to make something that is meant to be seasonal or temporary into a lifelong relationship.
When people feel recognized as special and appreciated, they're happier in that relationship and more motivated to make the relationship better and stronger. Make small gestures that show you're paying attention: Hug, kiss, hold hands, buy a small gift, send a card, fix a favorite dessert, put gas in the car, or tell your partner, 'You're sexy,' 'You're the best dad,' or simply say 'Thank you for being so wonderful.'"— Terri Orbuch, Ph.
D., professor at Oakland University and author of "There’s no such thing as a failed romance.
Partners should be especially sure that their values match before getting into marriage.
Although other differences can be accommodated and tolerated, a difference in values is particularly problematic if the goal is long-lasting love.
D., associate professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino how the rest of the relationship will go.