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Secrets to a Happy Marriage

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - It's Valentine's Day, and what would this day be without some good ole fashion love?!

We're in search of finding the secrets to a successful marriage. And since Cupid is tied up, who better to talk with than couples who have made it work -- well most of the time.

Lynn and Bobby Lewis tied the knot three years ago. While chores, such as taking out the trash, might be an issue in their house, they certainly have made it their mission to keep the candle burning strong. "You want to go home to your best friend. You want to go to somebody who you feel comfortable with and just want to kick back," said Lynn Lewis.

From three years of marriage to 49 years of holy matrimony, if Gloria and Ed Rattner don't know what it takes, no one knows!

The duo left Long Island decades ago for a life in South Florida and their passion followed. "When the garage door opens, and, I know it's him, I just have a little fludder," said Gloria. "I do everyday."

They make it look so simple. What's their secret? "The basic thing is respect and loving the person and wanting to be with that person," Gloria continued.

And that's exactly what psychotherapist Fran Sherman says makes the perfect relationship last. It's the bond that sticks and never falls apart. "The first and foremost thing is to be good friends. You have to have friendship, and friendship evolves. You have to laugh together," said Sherman.

Number two is trust and honesty.

It may sound simple; yet, it is so hard these days. Sherman says some couples in therapy can't even manage talking 20 minutes together in their busy lives.

If you can't find time for each other forget, she says, a simple formula that will keep the passion burning day in and day out. "We have a lot of fun together. There's been ups and downs in our lives; we just enjoy life," Ed Rattner concluded.

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