Be Open And Vulnerable With Your Spouse
The highly happy couples in our research literally removed the word “divorce” from their vocabularies. They took a deep breath and decided to not have their little secret stash of money on the side that their spouse did not know about. They gave each other full access to bank accounts, email accounts, computers, and telephones, hiding nothing. Sure, some couples did it a bit differently—for example, if one spouse had a gambling problem, they would get counsel about what financial boundaries to put in place—but otherwise they made themselves completely vulnerable to each other and took what felt like a huge risk of getting their heart broken or losing everything.