Marriage is like a long trip in a tiny rowboat. If one passenger starts to rock the boat, the other passenger has to steady it-- otherwise, they'll go to the bottom together.
--Dr. David Reuban
As far as I'm concerned, marriage is one of the most wonderful, satisfying experiences a person can have. But, I've only been married 17 years, so I haven't seen that side of it yet.
The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents, and none of the incidents as disasters.
The difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
Don't over-analyze your marriage. That's like yanking up a fragile indoor plant every 20 minutes to see how its roots are growing.
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.
The secret of a happy marriage is simple--just keep on being as polite to one another as you are to your friends.
Sexiness wears thin after awhile and beauty fades, but to be married to someone who makes you laugh every day--ah, that's a real treat!
--Joanne Woodward (wife of Paul Newman)
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