mother and baby chatting on a video callBy Noelia Trujillo
Whether or not you're one of the 3.5 million married American couples who live apart for reasons other than impending divorce, your relationship can benefit from the wisdom of husbands and wives who don't share a home. After all, they have to get creative with how they maintain their bond and budget their time. Check out the top 10 tips for a happy marriage from five real long-distance sets of spouses. Photo by Getty Images
1. Make a "reasons why" list for tough decisions.
Jacey Eckhart from Herndon, VA, says she complained often during the first few months her husband, Brad Skillman, a naval officer, was living about three hours away in Norfolk, VA, while in port. To regain perspective, she listed all the reasons they chose to live separately-their child's education, her heavy work travel schedule, so her husband could better prepare for his upcoming deployment and more. "Whenever we got tired of living apart, we reread the list and remembered thatRead More »from 10 Marriage-Saving Lessons from Long-Distance Couples