In an interview with the today show about their new book “Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times,” Al Roker and Deborah Roberts share some of the secrets to their 20 year marriage.
The couple opened up about the things that bind them together, their differences and what has made their love last. Here are 3 tips from Al and Deborah that can help strengthen and encourage your relationship.
Tip #1) Have Honest Communication
Whether it’s his terrible driving or her meddling in the lives of others, the couple came clean on camera about the stuff they love and even what gets on their nerves. Openness and honest communication will serve to strengthen your marriage in a great way.
Tip #2) Make Sacrifices
Making sacrifices is never easy, but many times, to have a successful marriage, it is necessary. The couple shares how Deborah’s sacrifice affected their marriage and the necessary steps they took to get through those challenging days.
Tip #3) Show Empathy
Often, when sacrifices are made, someone is left feeling a bit salty. Usually, that’s the person making the sacrifices. It is supremely important that the other partner empathizes with them and show that they understand the difficulty the other person is going through.
Al and Deborah share some of the sacrifices she made so that he could advance in his career and the effect it had on their relationship.
For the full article and video interview, check out their story on The Today Show.
BMWK, what are some of your secrets to a successful marriage?