There's a reason — or two — that these couples have happy marriages.
No marriage is perfect — but after being together for years and years, these couples have gotten a thing or two figured out. Whether you're engaged, you've been married for 3 years or you've been together for 13 years, honesty, empathy, (and apparently a little texting) goes a long way in any relationship. We've pulled the best advice from 45 happy couples, and here are their pieces of advice that are worth remembering.
Every couple is different, and what worked for your great-grandparents or your BFF and her husband may be the complete opposite of what helps you and your significant other (don't forget about your love languages!). But that doesn't mean you can't learn from all the lovebirds! Each long-term marriage has its own secret to success, and hearing tips from others may inspire you to find your own. From celebs to people in your neighborhood, here's some great advice for a strong, enduring relationship.