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Sheri Stritof

Have You Weatherproofed Your Marriage?

By February 24, 2014

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We saw and liked the term "weatherproof" in Stephen Johnson's article about what it takes to have a long lasting marriage. Read the comments section attached to Stephen's article, too. They add more insight into what it takes to have a long term marriage.
"In relationships with potential for durable longevity, each individual is willing to make the relationship a priority, giving it time, energy, and sustenance. As couples age together, the traits inherent in true friendship and close companionship take on greater significance. The partners constantly rechoose each other and feed positive energy to the relationship. They have each other's back. They look out for each other. In healthy relationships, both partners feel appreciated ..."
Source: Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. "What Your Marriage Needs to Survive." GoodMenProject.com. 2/8/2011.

Johnson's article also lists six characteristics of close couples.

The characteristics are similar to what our readers have selected as the top ten essential qualities for a long lasting marriage.

February 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm
(1) Goldy55 says:

When you take all of the above statements as to what are essential qualities for a long lasting marriage they all add up to “FRIENDSHIP”. When the friendship is over or never was there, the selfishness, passive agressive behaviors are all that exist!

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