Want to know the secret to a long, successful and fulfilling marriage? Good Housekeeping has the answers - all eight of them to be exact, thanks to best-selling author Iris Krasnow and her latest book, The Secret Lives of Wives (Gotham Books, $26, amazon.com). Krasnow, a journalism professor at American University (and a wife who is just one year shy of her silver 25th wedding anniversary), spent two years interviewing over 200 married women - from ladies rounding their 15th year of marriage to veteran wives who have watched their grandchildren walk down the aisle decades after they exchanged their own vows - to learn how keep the marital partnership strong, permanent, and yes, fun-filled. The result of Krasnow's research: eight top tips to going the distance long after you promised each other "happily-ever-after."
1. Have Secrets
One of the chief tenants of Krasnow's book is that every marriage is entitled to a healthy amount of secrecy. This does not apply to harmful