I asked someone yesterday what is the secret to a long marriage. (He and his wife are married fifty-two years.)
His first response was - Compomise. He went on to add; Never go to bed angry. Be the first to say "I'm Sorry." And mean it, even if you are wrong. He akso told me you can never say the three magic words enough- " I love you."
Always put your spouse first- before the kids, before your parents, before friends, co-workers, neighbors, golf buddies, before everyone. And first and foremeost he told me, "Just keep working at it. Every day!"
I like his philosphy and plan to find more couples to ask the same question. Stay tuned.