Keep little spats from becoming big deal-breakers.

By Marisa Cohen
August 29, 2017

There’s no magic spell that can guarantee your marriage will last forever: After all, you never know what curveballs life will throw at you, or how those problems will affect you as a couple. But by making sure you have a solid foundation in place and by resolving little disagreements before they grow into wild, raging, slam-the-door fights, you can boost your chance of making it to the finish line still holding hands.

“Research has shown us that couples who do intentional work to help their relationship from the start can increase their marital happiness,” says marriage counselor Les Parrott, PhD, co-author of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Whether you’re newly engaged or new empty nesters, here are some proven strategies to stay strong together.

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