They've said hurtful things you know they don't mean. You've said things you know you're going to regret tomorrow. You want to win this thing (you have a point to prove, dammit!) but a part of you doesn't even care anymore. You just want it to be over.
In a few days, we will celebrate fifty years together. That we have lived this long is due, undoubtedly, more to genetic and environmental luck, modern medicine, and some reasonable choices than to anything else.
Make having more sex a way of life. Not just your way but also your partner's way. Building a great sexual relationship is a two-person challenge. Nothing is more important to the relationship than spending quality time together.
In my view the #1 predictor of a break up would be the rate at which the partners in a relationship stop demonstrating the small daily gestures that make you feel special and loved and connected in that relationship.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes pertaining to all things marriage because I think they do a really good job of helping us define what we want our marriages to be and how we plan to act within them. I hope you find them as fun and informational as I do!
When my dad died six years ago, my parents had been married 64 years. This week marks their 70th wedding anniversary. And we will celebrate -- because they are certainly still married. In my mother's heart and in our memories.
Different partners draw out of us different emotions -- some we didn't even know we had -- and sustaining a relationship becomes tedious from both ends. But we must ensure that at least we're doing our part. So how do we navigate it through it all and improve the quality of our love?