My mom and dad just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, and many people have
asked me how they stayed married for 60 years. So, let's see what they had to say about this question.
Hi DaveTell Cathy thanks for the congratsWe don't know of any secret formula to a happy and log lasting marriage. It is what you make of it.Remember, 60 years ago life was much simpler than today, but this is what we tried to live by.Marriage is a lifetime commitment and should be entered into with that in mind.You should truly care for your partner, treat them with respect and try to make them happy.Decisions should be mutual. If you cannot agree then agree to disagree. Do not hold a grudge.You need to give each other space at timesAbsolutely no arguing in front of childrenBe sure to understand your partners position and discuss the problem and compromise when possible.To paraphase: Do unto your partner as you would have your partner do to you.If you throw a rope over a house and each get on an end and pull you won't get anyplace. But if you both get on one end and pull you can accomplish your goal.(this piece of advice came from Grandpa Loughlin) Hope this helps