Have you ever seen a loving, elderly couple holding hands and wondered would it would be like to grow old with someone? Imagine being in a relationship where you love someone unconditionally and take care of each other for better and for worst. It’s not impossible. It takes discipline, commitment, openness, honesty and forgiveness among other things. Here are five steps for a happy, lasting marriage. No one is born with an automatic setting to find the right one to marry and live happily ever after. Just as we have to learn how to respect others as we grow up, we must also learn what it takes to have an almost perfect marriage so we are prepared when the time comes. If you are already married, the fact that you are reading this means is not too late for you and your spouse to learn and grow.