There are many “experts” out there giving advice about how to make a marriage work and last and while we understand that not only people who are married are capable of giving advice about marriage, we are quite certain that after 73 yearr of marriage, a couple should have plenty of advice about what it takes to make it last.
Undoubtedly, many men will be glad to hear that, after 73 years of marriage, Barbara Cooper shares that it is not realistic to think that a marriage can work if the couple does not understand the importance of making love.
In her book, “Fall in Love For Life; Inspiration from a 73 Year Marriage,” she says,
“I don’t understand couples who say they are too busy or too tired to sleep together. Unless they are building roads all day or running a multi-national corporation, I expect they have just lost sight of priorities. If you wish to stay connected and happy in your marriage, my advice to you is to never be too tired or too busy to feel love for your partner. When your life is nearly over, you will regret it if you look back and recall too many nights when you made excuses instead of making love.”
“If you want your relationship to survive and to thrive, you will have to train yourself to focus most of your attention on the person you love. When your sweetheart comes into the room, whether it’s just from taking care of some chores in the garage or from a long day at work, your job is to put down whatever you’re doing, look him in the eye, and verbally express your delight at seeing him again. It’s really so little to ask, and delivers so much — to both of you.”