By Johanna Lyman for GalTime.com
My husband and I just celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary. I think it's a miracle, when you consider that four years ago I left him and was utterly sure that we would divorce. Not only did we not divorce, but we ended up creating a new relationship that has been much better than the old one ever was.
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While we were on vacation celebrating this momentus occasion, a number of people asked how we did it. After a little reflection, here's what I think are the seven secrets to making it work in the long haul.1. Open, honest and transparent communication is key. Without it, you don't have a real relationship. Managing open, honest and transparent communication is a learnable skill. We didn't know how to do it at first but we keep getting better.
2. Understand that the relationship is a mirror for how much you love yourself. Learn how to use the information you receive- say, in the form of an irritating Read More »from 7 Steps to Making Love Last