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50 Marriage Tips From Couples Who've Been Married for 50 Years

Best Life Logo By Julia Malacoff of Best Life | Slide 1 of 51: When you first walk down the aisle, tons of people give you marriage tips like "never go to bed angry" and "remember that you're on the same team." Of course, during the honeymoon stage, that advice for a long, successful marriage don't seem too pressing. But with the rising number of couples over 50 calling it quits—these "gray divorces," as they're called, now account for 25 percent of splits—it seems harder than ever to make a marriage really last until death do you part.So, what do those couples who do manage to make their unions last for decades know about love that the rest of us don't? From the small gestures that keep the romance alive to tips on overcoming the challenges most couples face, we've gathered the best marriage tips from those who've stuck it out for half a century. These are the keys to marital success. And for more marriage advice, check out the 21 Reasons You're Bored in Your Marriage⁠.

50 Marriage Tips From Couples Who've Been Married for 50 Years

When you first walk down the aisle, tons of people give you marriage tips like "never go to bed angry" and "remember that you're on the same team." Of course, during the honeymoon stage, that advice for a long, successful marriage don't seem too pressing. But with the rising number of couples over 50 calling it quits—these "gray divorces," as they're called, now account for 25 percent of splits—it seems harder than ever to make a marriage really last until death do you part.

So, what do those couples who do manage to make their unions last for decades know about love that the rest of us don't? From the small gestures that keep the romance alive to tips on overcoming the challenges most couples face, we've gathered the best marriage tips from those who've stuck it out for half a century. These are the keys to marital success. And for more marriage advice, check out the 21 Reasons You're Bored in Your Marriage⁠.

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