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How Can Couples Stay Married For Long?

Update Date: Dec 09, 2015 09:17 AM EST

The world is breaking up, and most couples that age together don't necessarily stage it together! With divorces hitting the roof, some secrets do make some couples stay together for a longer time, according to HNGN. A few couples who have remained married for more than 50 years have something special to say about remaining with their partners.

Firstly, it is important to "prioritise each other", according to Gene and Beverly, who have remained married for 54 years. They are particular to "make, not find time" for the spouse..

Secondly, Jeff and Dorothy, who have shot upto 60 years of wedded bliss, make it a point to do nice things for each other regularly. Small and simple things, such as making coffee and sandwiches for each other, are important. It is valuable to not ask what the partner can do for you, but ask what you can for him or her.

Thirdly, your love might have started with some light flings and romances, but it is bound to change. Dorothy Bolotin was married in 1938 and is still married after 74 years. But although romance is not ever-lasting, according to The Huffington Post. love keeps changing from the first infatuation to the secure comfort of a ripened love. Still, it is important to recognise and "embrace change".

Fourthly, accept the spouse with all his or her imperfections, for it is these that make them who they really are. After all, what is the guarantee that you, with your imperfections, do not need to be accepted for what, and however you are?

Those, then, are the secrets of a long-lasting marriage. They might read like common sense, but there are a lot more to them than just cliched aphorisms.

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