Energize your Marriage


Put the other person first. When dating, partners often defer to each other; once they are in a committed relationship, however, they may be less likely to do so. Yet, when you ask a longtime couple why their relationship has succeeded, they often report that what they gave—rather than what they expected—brought satisfaction and growth. They go with the flow. Their expectations usually have evolved through the years, but working through the changes has strengthened their relationship, they say.

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