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The key to a happy marriage is...

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Kallie88

Just something to occupy a Saturday night

Answers can be fun/ fluffy or serious, whatever takes your fancy :)

The key to a happy marriage is...?

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MakesMeHappy

Staying intimate 

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seayork2002

A play station!

(I don't actually play with the play station myself)

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Crombek

A very large shed.

Serious answer: accepting that it's not always going to be a happy marriage. And committing to taking action together that moves us towards our vision of being the little old couple in the double swing holding  hands on the verandah. 

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lizzybirdsworth

Equal time out

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got my tinsel on

laughing together 

 

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bubskitkat

Not being married 

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Silverstreak

Not having a large bank account!

I sometimes joke that DH and I have lasted so long (25 years this year) is because we don't have the option to travel to different cities when we argue. I just remember Harry Shearer and Helen Hunt who fought whilst building / renovating their multi million dollar house and then one of them left to go to another city or country to have a sulk from memory (this is years ago.) Whereas DH and I are in a relatively small house and when we argue, we have to talk it out and preferably resolve things that evening!

Other important points: compromise, shared interests and separate interests, being able to laugh together, the occasional foot massage and back scratch.

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RabbitHash

Not what is happening in this house.

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GlitteryElfFarts

We have just hit 30yrs this year. Didn’t alway believe we would make it. So if we make another 5, then I will come back and tell you.

 

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Freddie'sMum

Our marriage would be a lot stronger if we didn't have the kids ...

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BadCat

For me, the key to a happy marriage is that its someone else's marriage.

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Kreme

Shared values and goals. And a good sense of humour. 

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Odd-1-Out

To still like the person you are married to.

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FiveAus

We're twenty years this year, and still happily rolling along. The kids are my kids, but he raised them like they were his.
I have no idea what our secret is, we met online, ho took a massive leap of faith and moved to the other side of the world to a country where he only knew one person...me. 
I think we both accept that neither of us is perfect, but it doesn't matter.

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Jenflea

We're not far off 30 years together so my secret would be making each other laugh. 

Laughter gets us through anything. 

Only having one child helps too, I've seen how stressed people get with multiple children and I'm glad we ended up with one only. 

Shared values.

Personal space, which is sadly lacking with him WFM and now on leave for a few months. I just want the house to myself for a few hours, just once!

Shared  inside jokes and shared history helps too. 

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RichardParker

Define "happy".

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Silverstreak
3 minutes ago, RichardParker said:

Define "happy".

 

Amused tolerance!

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Fahrook
Posted (edited)

Never wanting a divorce at the same time.

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spr_maiden

...enough chocolate for everyone to have their fair, deserved share, with no begging to get it.  And if you eat all the chocolate before your partner gets their share, go to the corner store and buy more to replace it.

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eigne

Falling in and out of love with your spouse, but not falling out of love at the same time!

Also lots of cups of tea, and always cleaning the kitchen  

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Kallie88
8 minutes ago, RichardParker said:

Define "happy".

Tbh I did toss up between happy and successful, but successful would be just as hard to define and I thought happy might get more interesting/ varied responses lol. Feel free to use whatever definition feels right to you :)

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Kallie88

Also:

Separate doonas lol

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Poughkeepsie

Two televisions 

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Ozquoll
Posted (edited)

Luck seems to play a big part in it, just meeting the right person at the right time 🤔

Apart from that, kindness, love, respect, laughing at the same stuff

Oh, and separate bedrooms if one partner is a 100 decibel snorer 😆

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