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Sarah Jessica Parker's Secret To A Long-Lasting Marriage Is Simple

01/22/2014 11:40 am ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have been married for 16 years, which is considered a lifetime in Hollywood.

But this New York couple isn't spilling their secrets when it comes to making a relationship work. Actually, Parker said she and her husband would rather not talk about their marriage at all.

During the launch party for Parker's Hallmark greeting card collection at the Press Lounge in the Ink48 Hotel in New York on Jan. 16, the 48-year-old mother-of-three explained that she and Broderick simply keep their private life, well, private.

"The secret is, we don't discuss it. To reporters or anybody else. That's it!" she told The Huffington Post. "We don't hold it up as an example and we don't air our dirty laundry."

Parker also said that living in the Big Apple has offered her family more of a "do it yourself" sort of lifestyle, which keeps them humble.

"I think people in L.A. love living in L.A., I just think we're not from there and so this is simply what we know. It wouldn't occur to us to live anywhere else," Parker, who has three children with Broderick -- son James Wilkie, 11, and twin daughters Marion Loretta and Tabitha, 4 -- explained.

"I have a friend in the play [“The Commons of Pensacola”] with me who has lived in Los Angeles and she loved it. They had a home, they had space, they had a yard. They had grocery stores where they could put their groceries in the car and drive them home, instead of the bag in the bitter winter, pulling your fingers off with multiple stops in the freezing cold. But I like that!" she admitted. "I feel like every time I get my grocery bags in the house, I feel like the bionic woman. I feel like I have conquered something undoable!"

"I think New York presents all these challenges that if you can manage, I think you're better for it in some way."

As to whether or not she takes the subway like every other New Yorker, Parker says, "Of course."

"Every single day to and from work, every single day," she said frankly. "Except at night, they don't let me take it home, so a couple of us share a car home."

She really IS Carrie Bradshaw!

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