So we talked to a lot of different people about it. Sometimes in passing, sometimes in long conversations. And we didn't just stick with couples who had been married a long time. We talked to older couples, younger couples, couples with lots of kids, couples with no kids, singles, many who were divorced-- sometimes several times over. I even like to talk to people who were bitter about marriage.
There was something to learn from everyone. But there were a few things that they missed, so I'd like to let you in on it.
How to have a great marriage:
Remember things for the other person when you're at the store.
Cook! There is something so special about putting the effort into cooking a meal for your loved one.
Guys? Let her be sad when there is a person begging on the side of the road.
Love her hometown.
Be completely, ridiculously silly sometimes.
Did I mention cooking?
I'd also like to revisit the being silly part. If you ask for your sunglasses and she hands you hers, just embrace it. Who's going to see?
Unless, of course, she has a blog. And then everyone will see. But they'll also see that you're a great husband!