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Maria and Jim Marinacci live in Oyster Bay, New York, with their teenage daughter. Maria, 48, is a real estate agent; Jim, 53, is a pharmacist.

He says: It's not like TV where everything is happy, happy, smoochy, smoochy—that goes away after a while and basically you're two people coexisting in the same house, becoming not just lovers but friends also.

She says: We complement each other. I'm wild and he's calm. You can't both be easy or butting heads. And you have to take vacations together. We took three last year.
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