I have a few thoughts on how my wife and I have maintained a successful marriage:
- We have always talked about everything, including finances, children, our relationship and more. We respect each other's opinion, and sometimes my idea prevails while at other times, hers takes precedence. It works if you're flexible.
- Our decisions are based on what is best for US - not what is best for each of us separately. I see very little of this nowadays, as marriages have devolved into a "what's in it for me?" mentality.
- We laugh....a LOT.
- We've learned as we've aged that there will always be problems - family problems, health problems, work problems. Problems occur in all families and you don't start turning on each other when bad things happen.
My wife and I hope you live to at least 100, Dr. Laura, but that may be for selfish reasons!
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