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What are your secrets for a long and happy marriage?

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and it is a good time to reflect on what makes a marriage last.  Please feel free to share your secrets and recipes for a successful marriage.

We know that many of our Silversurfers have been married for several decades, as previously revealed in a Facebook poll.  Today, just for fun, we are asking you to share what your secrets are to a long and successful marriage.  We have listed our top ten suggestions, however, please feel free to add some additional thoughts in the comments section below ….

If you had to choose the most important ingredient, which would it be?

What are your secrets for a long and happy marriage?

Supporting each other through tough times
0%
Not taking each other for granted
0%
Remembering the little things
0%
Total honesty and trust
0%
Giving your partner control of the television
0%
A totally equal partnership
0%
Agreeing to disagree sometimes
0%
Being able to confide in them about anything
0%
Laughing at each other's jokes - even if not funny
0%
Never go to sleep on an argument
0%
Based on 41 public votes.

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mickigirl
20th Apr 2016
0
Thanks for voting!
Not taking each other for granted I think is the recipe for a happy marriage. Plus obviously supporting each other through tough times. I mean at our stage of life, IMHO that is the all-important factor.
Munsterlander
15th Feb 2016
1
Thanks for voting!
Being able to talk about anything at all is very important plus one very important word above all others=Trust!
celtwitch
15th Feb 2016
1
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As in 'I trust you won't be going to the pub tonight?'
And, 'I trust my dinner will be ready when I get back?'
There's now't like a bit of trust.
Munsterlander
15th Feb 2016
0
Thanks for voting!
yes most important word in the dictionary!
Riversiderouge
12th Feb 2016
2
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Listening, sharing and kids!
Kes
10th Feb 2016
2
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I will have been married 40 years this year. So, my long and very happy marriage has been based around love, trust and tolerance. My husband and I have had, and continue to have, a great life together.
celtwitch
10th Feb 2016
-2
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I would say that the secret to a long and happy life is in not getting married. I have never understand why 2 people want to 'spend the rest of their lives together.'
Munsterlander
15th Feb 2016
1
Thanks for voting!
Many people don't get married now and it seems that you are right as many many people have multiple relationships and do not set up to "marry for life". Its down to the individual and if you meet the right people
Loodt
13th Feb 2016
1
Thanks for voting!
How sad. You missed out On one of the best things that can happen to a person.
Munsterlander
15th Feb 2016
0
Thanks for voting!
Depends what your partners like I guess. Many people stay together but shouldn't and vv
Wilf
10th Feb 2016
5
Thanks for voting!
My view after having been happily married for 30 years is to have total trust and sharing everything. Also doing what I am told!!!

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