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6 signs your marriage will last a lifetime

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He or she is the first one you want to tell

“When something weird happens, my guy is always the first one I want to text.” — Erin W., Highlands Ranch, CO

Seeing your guy as your person—the one you want to share gossip or funny observations with—is essential, say Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz, psychotherapists and authors of "Building a Love That Lasts." “Good couples tend to view their partner as their best friend,” says Charles. “Having inside jokes and stories is part of what builds that bond.” That’s why it’s key to share funny anecdotes about your day, even if they’re as minor as your coworker freaking out because someone stole her Diet Coke from the communal fridge.

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