Love, Factually: Gerontologist Finds the Formula to a Happy Marriage
Cornell gerontologist Karl Pillemer asked 400 married American seniors to give their advice on love and relationships. Learning to communicate and working as a team were important to sustaining their 30 plus years of marriage. These couples said they treated marriage as an unbreakable, lifelong commitment. When choosing a partner, these couples advised getting to know your partner very well before getting married and choosing someone with the same core values. Sometimes we can be quick to end a relationship when passion fades or tensions arise, and sometimes that’s a good call. However, as these senior couples know, there is hope and the possibility in times of conflict and disconnection.