Relationship

Marriage Advice from the 1950s That Still Applies Today

No nagging

Portrait of young couple in 1950cate_89/Shutterstock“Nagging causes more unhappiness in families than extravagance, poor housekeeping, and infidelity put together.” —Dorothy Carnegie, author of How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead (1957)

Keep complaints private

ucraine CIRCA 1950 - Wedding day - Circa 1978AnnaKostyuk/Shutterstock“If you must criticize, do so privately and without anger.” —Edward Podolsky, author of Sex Today in Wedded Life (1947)

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Make up in the bedroom

KUCO/Shutterstock“Married couples should understand the importance of climactic sexual relations as a means of reducing tension.” —Dr. Clifford R. Adams, author of How to Pick a Mate: The Guide for a Happy Marriage (1946)

Create an island of love

KUCO/Shutterstock“Let’s not get so bogged down in the endless routine of housekeeping that we lose sight of its real purpose: to create a small island of love, security, and comfort for those dearest to our hearts.” —Dorothy Carnegie, author of How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead (1957)

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Share

Vintage photo of coupleElzbieta Sekowska/Shutterstock“Sharing anything—be it a crust of bread or an idea—brings people closer together. Sharing the special interests and recreations with those we love is one of the main highways to happiness in human relations.” —Dorothy Carnegie, author of How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead (1957) You’ll want to check out this marriage advice from couples married 50+ years.

Be considerate of each other’s needs

KUCO/Shutterstock“For two people to live together successfully as husband and wife they must be able to understand each other as only true companions can. They must recognize the needs of each other and be willing to cooperate to satisfy them.” —Dr. Clifford R. Adams, author of How to Pick a Mate: The Guide for a Happy Marriage (1946)

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