Our Secret To A Happy Marriage?

My husband — heretofore known as DH — and I will have been married 14 years in March.

First marriages that end in divorce last about 8 years, on average, according to Census.gov http://www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/p70-97.pdf

So we’ve got that beat.What’s our secret?

Well, I guess you could say that we’re both stubborn, we do care about one another, we attend church and study the Bible together and we don’t consider divorce an option.

Now, that doesn’t mean that everything is happy flower kitty land over here. We have our moments. There are times when I’m steaming mad at him and he’s steaming mad at me.

I don’t like his communication style. He doesn’t like mine.

But we’re starting to learn to appreciate those differences, understand them, respect them and work with them.

I figure in another 14 years, I’ll have him almost completely trained.

How ’bout you? How long have you been married and what’s your secret?