“I want a marriage just like yours and Charlie’s.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that remark. People often ask me how I’ve been so lucky to have had two amazing marriages. I was married to my late husband Steve for almost 17 years prior to his passing from a massive heart attack. And I’ve been blessed to be married to my current hubby, Charlie, for the last eight years. However, I don’t believe that either marriage is due to luck. In fact, my first marriage to Steve was headed down a disastrous path until I made a decision early on to take the old marriage paradigm and boot it out the window once and for all. I let go of what a marriage is “supposed” to look like and, instead, created a different way of loving the man in my life. I’d like to share with you seven keys that I believe are the foundation of a fantastic marriage.