A stable marriage is the bedrock of personal and financial success for many of us.
Having recently celebrated my 30th anniversary, maybe I’m entitled to talk just a little bit about what works, and what doesn’t.
Though, I know there is no “formula” for human relationships. Each is unique. And each relationship requires effort every single day, to keep it alive and working.
Marriage is not a single, unified topic either. Marriages change dramatically from the honeymoon stage, to child rearing, to empty nest, and into retirement. Each stage requires different energies, and has different lessons to teach — both personal and financial.
But those latter stages — empty nest and retirement — are where I’m at now, so let me focus on those….