This year will mark my marriage for the forty-fourth year. Over this long period, I have been asked how to maintain a long-term relationship on many occasions. Many friends want to know how they can keep a marriage or sustain a long-term relationship. They turned to people like me strictly based on my track record.
I did not have answers for my friends until about twenty years ago. After a meeting was cancelled at the office and most of the attendees left, four people stayed behind. Three colleagues and myself had a combined total of over a hundred years of marriage experience were simply waiting for the start of another meeting in that same room scheduled for half an hour later.