Mittge Commentary: Advice From 196 Years of (Mostly) Happy Marriage

Enduring marriages are the bedrock of healthy families and strong communities. Over the past few weeks I’ve been delighted to hear from local folks with thoughts about this most ancient and important of human institutions, responding to last month’s column about my 15th wedding anniversary.

Their insights all came down to a few basics — showing love and care, even when things are hard.  

Sheila Gray, of Chehalis, the longtime leader of the WSU Extension office, just celebrated her 34th year of marriage to husband Mark.

“While it hasn’t always been more at

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