Connie and Shona Ferguson reveal their secrets to their lasting marriage

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Couples in long-term relationships such as Connie and Shona ferguson, attribute qualities such as kindness and attentiveness as the reason for the their successful marriages. Relationships require hard work and commitment, but it isn't impossible. You too can be part of a long lasting union by using the following tips.  Pic credit: Instagram Connie and Shona at their wedding in 2001 1.Speak up! Communication seems like a cliche, but we have been conditioned to resolve problems by talking through them that we forget keep communicating even if things are going well. Instead of just talking about how your day went over dinner, broach new topics. 2. Be hands on Make a point of being touchy feely, hug your partner when you leave for work or touch his arm while you're talking. Scientists have found that just a 20 second can stimulate the release of oxytocin-so cuddle up. 3. Laugh together  Not only can laughter defuse tension, but it can also bring people closer together. Bring laughter into your relationship by reminiscing about funny moments or watching a movie you both find entertaining. 4.Have couple time Don't neglect quality time together-just the two of you. Prioritising your partner over your children is good for your marriage and your kids. A happy marriage/relationship makes happy children.  5. Have Sex Waiting for the mood to strike? Don't. Have sex regularly even if you don't feel like it. Work pressures and the challenges of of family life conspire against regular sex but you shouldn't let that stand in your way. 

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