was an integral part of their success.
6. Enjoy Time Together
One couple encouraged newlyweds to create a series of honeymoons,
while others reminisced about nights of dinner and dancing out on the
7. Be Understanding and Compromise
Some husbands joked that they do whatever their wives tell them, but
all the couples attributed their happiness to recognizing the
strengths and weaknesses of their spouse and mastering the art of give
8. Laugh Together
Being good friends first and laughing with --and at -- each other was
a common theme of the surveying.
9. Communicate and Listen
A resident recommended that one should "have an intelligent partner
and then listen to them" as all Sunrise couples recognized the
importance of communicating with partners and of course, understanding
when you might have to just "shut up."
10. Celebrate Special Occasions
Many couples shared stories of their romantic trips to mark birthdays,
holidays and anniversaries, while others remarked that they spend
every day like its Valentine's Day - setting aside special private
time for each other.
Other notable findings include advice such as: people should find out as much as they can about each other before they get married; go on regular dates; treat the other how they would want to be treated; overlook the faults; don't put all your thoughts on money; and consider marriage a joint endeavor.
"Love is important no matter your age. The comfort of love and the
feelings brought on by romantic relationships seem to help and console
seniors, particularly as they continue to age. At Sunrise, because our
environment fosters a home-like setting, many couples can stay together
just as they woul
|SOURCE Sunrise Senior Living|
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