A long-term marriage is usually defined as one lasting two decades or more. Making such a marriage work requires all the skills and understanding covered in this book, plus extraordinary perseverance and a dash of good luck. Fewer than 30 percent of American marriages last this long. Given the many emotional, financial, and spiritual rewards of staying with a partner for two or more decades, it's well worth taking a closer look at the challenges she faces and the keys to her marital success in the long term.

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