The Long Haul

The grass is always greener

Sheri and Bob Stritof married in 1963 have been presenting at workshops on marriage for over 40 years.

In talking with couples who have been married for many years, these aspects of marriage (not listed in any type of priority) are listed as necessary for a long lasting marriage.

•Continue to build intimacy — both sexually and emotionally — throughout your marriage.

•Create passion for life and for one another.

•Forgive one another. Don’t hang on to past baggage and past hurts. Be willing to let go and to move forward with your lives.

•Continue to be committed to each other and celebrate your sense of commitment.

•Like one another and be friends with each other.

•Be open to compromise.

•Have fun together, laugh together, and use humor in healthy ways.

•Comfort, encourage, and affirm one another.

•Be able to stand on your own feet as a couple and not…

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