Two months is ideal. Why? Planning a vacation can give you just as much joy as going on one. In fact, one study showed folks who spend their money on vacations, rather than expensive material goods, rated higher on the happiness scale. There's no need to blow your budget. A weekend trip to a country cabin may be all you needWe asked Boomers who have celebrated many wedding anniversaries to let us in on what has kept them together over the years. Here's sage advice from some seasoned experts on avoiding Splitsville:
"Grow in careers and intellectual interests and hobbies, supporting each other in new endeavors, but BOTH spouses need to continue to grow their interests. If one remains stagnant, the marriage stagnates."
Barbara Levenson, Miami Florida, 76, married 56 years. She is a retired judge, now a mystery novelist. Her husband, a retired financial consultant, is 77.This is their first marriage. They have two sons and two grandchildren.
"Have a sense of humor, and commitment to marriage. Don't look to your spouse to make you happy. Ride out the bad times. You have to want to be married to stay married."
Wesley Davidson, Vero Beach, Florida, 64, married 37 years. She is a writer and her 67-year-oldhusband isRead More »from How Not to Become a Divorce Statistic