Posted: Dec 26, 2012 5:00 AM
 
Making a marriage last for the long haul seems to be impossible if you believe the news reports. After the wedding cake is cut and thank you notes are written, there are a lot of compromises and concessions you both need to make to keep your marriage strong. Keep reading for bits of advice from long-married couples about how to keep that knot tied.

Kauffmans

Sue Kauffman and her husband Bill: married 26 years

"Here's my advice: Really get to know each other well. Bob and I were best friends for a long time (years) before things got romantic. Also have a sense of humor. When you can find something to laugh about in the middle of a crisis, it definitely helps." (Get to know Sue.)

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Ami Burns January 13, 2013
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Great article! I'm coming up on 18 years myself and still need to be reminded about some of these tips. :)