|Dave and Jacque Leek|
Secrets of a Long Marriage from Couples Married 50 Years or More
I love my husband and he loves me. We work together. We talk things out, even though sometimes it may not be a quiet discussion.
You only get out of a marriage what you put into it.
Be individuals. Give each other space.
Have fun together and never get too old to hold hands.
Never give advice unless it's asked for and then be careful not to tell him/her what to do.
Take responsibility for your own feelings, needs, and happiness.
Friends will always let you down. Don't be fragile. Toughen up.
Never stop learning listening skills. Be aware of subjects you react to.
Do everything you can to express your love. Never let a day go without telling each other, "I love you."
Always make marriage and family a top priority.