|Walter and Mary Bieri|
More Advice From Long Married Couples The advice given in this series of blogs comes from a study of couples married 50 years or longer......
You have to really like each other. That means being able to listen to each other no matter what the subject.
Always be willing to walk away when a subject becomes too heated, but always be willing to come back to it when you are both calm.
Never call each other names when you are angry. Just say, I am angry right now.
Love must be nurtured. Kindness and respect are a part of the nurturing.
Share common goals and find common interests.
Give each other plenty of space to grow and accept each other just the way they are.
Share responsibility and care of the house, children, and the relationship.
Everyone has problems. Stay together and work them out.
Agree that it's okay to disagree.
Talk things out and never give up.