What makes marriage work? How do you keep a marriage strong, loving and lasting? Marianne talks with authors Mathew Boggs and Jason Miller, who explore these questions in their book Project Everlasting: Two Bachelors Discover the Secrets of America's Greatest Marriages.
Both 29 years old and single, Mat and Jason embarked on a cross-country road trip to discover the secrets of successful marriages. During their journey, they met with hundreds of couples who have been married for 40 years or more. Mat and Jason talk with Marianne about different generational attitudes toward marriage and the number one commonality of all happy, long-lasting marriages.
"We would sit through these interviews and ask 'What is the number one thing for keeping a marriage together?'" Mat says. "And they would say over and over again, 'Respect.'"
Published on July 31, 2007