The best people to go to for marriage advice are the couples who have been at it for decades -- our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends and in-laws with 30, 40, 50 and even 60+ years of experience under their belts.
We asked our readers to tell us the best advice they've received from the long-married twosomes in their lives. Below are nine pieces of marital wisdom from couples married a combined 506 years (!!!). It's safe to say these folks know what they're talking about.
Jenny and Manny DaSilva | 65 years
"When you go to bed at night, it doesn't matter how angry or sad you are, you don't have to say anything but you always, always touch toes. Just a little reminder that I'm here and I still love you no matter what."
Submitted by Samantha Toscano
Mary and John McFeely | 60 years
"Tell [your wife] she's beautiful every day and no matter how old you get, how sore your 'ol bones feel, or how many teeth you lose, slow dance with and kiss [your wife] every chance you get. You never know when you won't be able to again."
Submitted by Leighna Fischer
Ummugul and Fikri Tatlici | 62 years
"Do not hold grudges. Forget, forgive and remember how you fell in love in the first place."
Submitted by Umut T. Egitimci
Robert and Bernadine Higgins | 61 years
"Never hang wallpaper together."
Submitted by Connie Romans
Vito and Dee Dee Lonero | 54 years
"I let him be the boss for the first 50 years, now I get the next 50. It's even."
Submitted by @meeshobamamama
Robert and Laura Wilkinson | 57 years
"Forget how society views marriage today. We were always in it for the long run."
Photo credit: Megan Kelsey Photography // Submitted by Megan Marcus
Helen and Joseph Pfeifer | 57 years
"Always kiss before bed, even if you're angry. It's what you'll miss the most."
Submitted by @mckeeez
Agnes and Harry Hutfles | 60 years
"You give and you give and you give."
Submitted by Lori Hutfles
Jean and Paul Vagianos | 30 years
"Two things: Find your best friend and marry them. And weekend mornings are made for hours of talking and laughing over coffee."
Submitted by Alanna Vagianos