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Taking Lessons from the Boomer Generation

Posted on November 10, 2012 in Divorce

According to the Chicago Tribune, married couples of today can take lessons from the Baby Boomers generation when it comes to making a marriage last. Some question this advice because in 1990, less than 10 percent of documented divorces included spouses that were over the age of 50. However, recent studies show that the same age group account for over 25 percent of divorces today. However, there are other studies that show that the boomer generations are among the happiest.

Date Your Mate

One of the things that are vital in keeping the love alive is to not become totally complacent. While being comfortable is part of a good marriage, you can be comfortable while keeping things exciting. Set up a date night and do something new. Get out of the house and go dancing or perhaps take an overnight trip to a place that neither of you have visited. Keeping things interesting is a great way to keep your significant other interested and keep them wondering. The date nights do not have to be expensive, it can be something as simple as a picnic at your favorite park.

Keep it Open and Honest

It is no surprise that one of the ingredients to a successful relationship is an open line of communication. No matter how many decades you have been with your significant other, there is always something to talk about. Small talk over dinner is easy, talk about your feelings; ask him or her about their feelings. The key is to remember that you will not always agree about everything but that it is those differences that keep the relationship interesting.

Unfortunately, there is no magic recipe that will make every relationship a success. If you find yourself in a situation where divorce is a viable option, you need to be properly represented by a compassionate and experienced Illinois divorce attorney.

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