By America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts.

Dear Friends:

Tomorrow, we celebrate our 45th Wedding Anniversary!

We got married at the Lutheran Church of the Master on Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, California in 1966. It is amazing to realize that so many years have passed so quickly!

But we will say this to you -- we were lucky to find the love of our life so many years ago. Frankly, we cannot imagine life without each other

Like all marriages, we have had challenges to address, including the death of a child. The truth is, the challenges we have experienced have made our marriage stronger.

As many of you know, we have spent nearly three decades interviewing successfully married couples around the world (46 countries on 6 of the world's 7 continents). We have published four books about our findings, including our recent book, Building a Love that Lasts: The Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage (Jossey-Bass/Wiley).

There are many important and successful love stories around the world. We are fortunate to be included among them.

Hug someone you love tonight. Remember the things that really matter. Love someone else more than life itself. There is nothing like it.

Love well!

Charley and Liz

Simple Things Matter in love and marriage. Love well!

By Dr. Charles D. Schmitz and Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz

For more tips to enhance your relationship get the Doctor’s best-selling and multiple-award winning book Building a Love that Lasts: The Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage (Jossey-Bass/Wiley 2010) Available wherever books are sold.
Winner of the INDIE Book Awards GOLD Medal for Best Relationship Book
Winner of the 2009 Mom’s Choice Awards GOLD Medal for Most Outstanding Relationships and Marriage Book
2009 Nautilus Book Awards Winner for Relationships

Author's Bio: 

As America’s #1 Love and Marriage Experts and award-winning authors, Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz help international audiences answer questions about love, marriage and relationships. With 29 years of research on love and successful marriage across six continents of the world and their own 45-year marriage, the Doctors know what makes relationships work.

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