A. Great question! And one close to my heart. Personally, I got married at the young age of nineteen and have been married to my husband for 17 years. No marriage will be all sunshine and roses like the happily ever afters in romance books, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t or shouldn’t have little moments of happiness sprinkled all through your marriage.
You’re right, today it is much more common to be divorced than to be happily married for a considerable amount of time. It can be challenging to keep the romance going through the hardships and crazy twists of life. The key words to remember are team and partner. Marriage has no room for selfishness. To keep the love alive it is important to never let go of the intimacy that first brought the two of you together. Each and every day my husband and I touch in some way. Hugging, kissing, holding hands, or even falling asleep in each other’s arms. If the intimacy gets lost the marriage will fail. Touch is a powerful thing and I believe the key to a great marriage.