‘Secrets to a Happy Marriage’


I don’t know if any of you remember this series on ‘Cup of Jo’ where she asked married people to reveal their secrets to a happy marriage. It was fun to read them all. and if you’re interested here are some more of my favorites: patrick and erica, anna bond, Nie NieStacy Lucier,  Sujatha and here’s a snippet of one i enjoyed reading:

“I’ve gleaned many good tips about marriage along the way, but the thread that runs through them all is to never stop learning. My husband’s unexpected strengths–his patience, his kindness, his unconditional love, his yo-yo finesse–are all things that I couldn’t have possibly known about him when I said, “I do.” But, without learning to let him be him, learning to listen, learning to be wrong, learning to love, just learning how to be married, I’m not sure where we’d be now or where we’d end up. And I can’t imagine what our marriage would be like without those moments where I say to myself, “Well, this is new!” while Doug “loops the loop.”- Elly

*photo of Mary and Leo married 60 years by Jose Villa

* check out this article from the New York Times about one woman’s marriage..very interesting.

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