Thursday, May 30, 2013


Every magazine and self-help book I've seen lately seems to be touting the Five Best, or the Seven Coolest, or the 10 Most Profitable Ways......
So I got to thinking that maybe I'm missing the boat by not doing lists on my blog. So here are my Five best tips for staying married a really long time:
1. Make sure you have something in common with your mate
2. When one of you wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, put some distance between you.
3. Celebrate the victories both big and small
4. Learn to say I'm sorry even if you don't think you are to blame
5. Know that life is a journey and sometimes you get lost, but if you keep on driving, there will be days you'll have the wind at your back and warm sun on your face.


  1. LOL-Those are great tips, Rick. Don't forget to overlook the extra 15 pounds the spouse is carting around (if that applies) xo Diana

  2. Lists are a good thing (especially as you get older and your memory begins to falter :)

  3. lol You should have a top 100 list, hidden out there in that workspace somewhere?

  4. Awwwwwwww what a lovely lovely list!!! So romantic!! You and Jilda make beautiful harmonious music! Take care

  5. Anonymous1:15 PM

    Re #4--the 3 most important words in a marriage are not "I love you"; they're "I'm sorry, honey."! We've been married over 58 years so I know whereof I speak!!

  6. I like your list... it's true... sometimes you have to say your sorry even if you think you are right... :)


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