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Happy Marriage
Happy Marriage
17 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

On Saturday, my husband and I celebrated our sixteenth wedding anniversary. I cannot believe how quickly the years have flown.

 

The occasion caused me to reflect on how we have been able to stay happily married for such a long period. As someone whose first marriage ended in divorce after seven years, sixteen years is quite the accomplishment.

 

We do have certain ground rules we live by. If something is bothering one of us, we discuss it until that spouse feels that there’s been a resolution. Also, as a blended marriage, we each have children from our first marriages, totaling four children. If we disagree with an issue concerning the children, we never let the children see our disagreement. We will discuss our disagreement in private and, if we are at a stalemate, the spouse whose biological child is the subject of the disagreement will make the final decision.

 

We started this practice when we first were married when, one of our three daughters, wanted to wear a different dress to our wedding than the other two. It worked for us then and continues to work.

 

What’s your secret to a happy relationship?

 

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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 17 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Happy Sweet 16 Anniversary.
     
       
     
     
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  •  Fred wrote 17 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Joanne!
     
       
     
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  •  VincentPetraro wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Happy Anniversary! My wife and I celebrated our 40th Anniversary in September. I am not sure what the "secret" is, and every couple is different, but talking things out is a no-brainer for us and for most. Open communication is a must. That and our strong belief in God. Good luck to all couples!
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I like your mediation rules. I wish we could follow that at our home, but we manage. I think one piece of advice we heard from Suze Orman years ago was to always keep two separate bank accounts for personal items. Almost like an allowance account. This way there can never be monetary arguments if I want to save up for new hobby item or she wants a spa day or other "non necessity" item. It has worked very well for us.
     
       
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Happy Anniversary. After 40+ years together the only explanation I can come up with is that the second time around I fell head over heels for someone with an extraordinary amount of patience and appreciation for the absurd. And I swear she is the kindest and smartest human on the planet. So far so good.
     
       
     
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  •  MatthewNowak wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Happy Anniversary. Remember Happy Spouse, Happy House.
    I heard this one and I live by it now. Keep you wife's belly and flower vase full.

     
       
     
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  •  NSpizz wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Mara and I go out twice a week to a very fancy restaurant with candles and violins. she goes Tuesday and I go Thursday. We also never go to sleep mad This year I didn’t get to sleep until July 27
     
       
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 17 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Happy anniversary Rona! Love that! I am nodding my head as I read. Cracking up at Norm. Lol. I also love Matthew’s! Paul definitely lives by a full belly and a full flower vase. He also got me a sign and hung it in the bathroom that says “happy wife happy life!” Lol. But agree with all that say communication is paramount. Also, a true alignment of values and joy. And mostly, appreciation. We definitely keep each other up high on our respective pedestals!
     
       
     
     
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  •  Nancy_Schess wrote 16 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Such a great topic Ro. First, happy anniversary to you both! I remember that day like it was yesterday. How happy you both were and how beautifully your families came together. So happy for both of you still 16 years later. As for us, I think our secret is laughter. Lots and lots of laughter. We try not to take anything more seriously than it really needs to be and then make sure to be silly and laugh.
     
       
     
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