Making Your Marriage Work

06/10/2011 06:22 pm ET | Updated Aug 07, 2011

To work, marriage must balance our needs as individuals and foster our partnership. Ideally, couples cherish each other's dreams while creating a world of shared meaning. But if a marriage goes awry it can be repaired – providing that a couple renegotiate their deal to suit them both and find a dream both will sign up to. Remember that both of you are entitled to expect compromise, since by marrying you pledged to put your happiness as a couple first.

–from Catherine Blyth, author of "The Art of Marriage, The Guide to Living Life As Two"

Have you and your partner discussed each other's dreams recently? Are you on the same page? Tell me about it in the comment section below.

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