Parade Magazine offers a 5-step “owner’s manual” for marriage.
Daniel Jones writes (excerpt):
1. Acknowledge that you each are responsible for your own happiness. . . .
2. Nix the Facebook fantasy. . . .
3. Rely on your friends when the going gets tough. . . .
4. When you become a mom or dad, take a break like your parents did. . . .
5. Even if you’re considering divorce, delay making a final decision—and keep delaying. . . .