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09/29/2014 01:47 pm ET Updated Sep 30, 2014

Felicity Huffman Shares The Secrets To Her Incredible Marriage To William H. Macy

There's no doubt that Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy are one of Hollywood's most adorable couples, but how do they make the relationship work in the midst of two busy acting careers?

Huffman shared a couple tricks that make her marriage work during a visit to HuffPost Live on Monday, when she chatted with host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani about her work with Warriors in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The actress said she and her husband have a couple rules for their relationship that keeps it running smoothly.

"Once a week we do sit down and make sure we take half an hour -- each person gets 15 minutes -- just to talk, with no crosstalk. I talk, then you talk," Huffman said. "You kind of just deeply check in with the other person. When you have 15 minutes to talk -- which is endless, by the way, and if you want to sit there in silence you can -- but when you have 15 minutes to talk, you kind of actually see what's going on with the other person without any talk-back."

The couple often works together professionally, which dates back to their careers in theater, and there's another rule they held on to for a while before they finally threw it out the window: no acting talk in bed.

"There were a lot of times where he'd go, 'I have an idea for that,' and I'd go, 'Hang on!' And we'd get out of bed and we'd talk about it," she said. "Now it's fine. Now we're too old to get out of bed."

See more of Huffman's relationship tips in the clip above, and click here for the full HuffPost Live conversation.

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