Secrets of a Successful Marriage

Becky Holman

According to the Web site MarieClaire.co.uk, successful marriages exhibit a number of factors or traitshints that
the union will last. For example, four kisses a day and sex three times a week. Research of more than 3,000 married adults, conducted by confetti.co.uk, found that happily married couples most likely met through friends, share two hobbies, and say I love you to each other at least once a day.

It also found that in the longest-lasting unions, the man was an average two years and three months older than his partner, the couple married after 3 1/2 years together, and they had their first child two years and two months later.

Its no secret that the happiest couples make efforts to keep the romance alive, by, for instance, having at least two meals out together a month and two weekends away a year.

They also keep talking, even when theyre at work, via e-mail, text message or phone call three times a day.