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Is there a secret to marriages that last?  Can you keep things hot as your hormones cool?  Are you making unrealistic demands that can actually doom your marriage?

It seems that Boomers have changed the traditional vows of "for better or worse" to "for better, and better." Host Robert Lipsyte turns to his panel to see how the institution of marriage is faring under the strain. Therapist Terrence Real, author of "The New Rules of Marriage," argues that Boomers have new and unprecedented goals for their marriages: they want relationships to stay as hot-and fascinating-as they were in the first blush of romance.   Suzanne Braun Levine, former Ms. Magazine editor and author of Fifty Is The New Fifty: 10 Life Lessons for Women in Second Adulthood says that as women blossom in later years, it's often hard for their marriages to keep up.  And Dr. Janet E. Taylor, of the Family Circle's  "Ask Dr. Janet" column, explains how conflict can provide the roots for new growth in marriage.

Hearst magazine publishing legend Cathie Black offers advice on keeping current to keep your job...

How can you get around feeling old, insecure, and expendable in the workplace? Lipsyte asks someone who knows--Hearst Magazine President, Cathie Black.  And she is ready with hard-hitting, practical advice on staying relevant.  The author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller: Basic Black: Tips for Getting ahead in Work (and in Life), does not flinch from tough talk: That old business suit does not look as good as it did ten years ago and you really need to be hip to what's happening in popular culture.

Funny words on aging from this comedy writer to the stars...

And finally, Eric Kornfeld-comedy writer for funny ladies Bette Midler and Rosie O'Donnell--makes us laugh over his own anxiety about aging.  Will he die trying to text his daughters?

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Very nice articles. One of the myths about marriage is that marriage will make you happy. Not true. Your happiness both as an individual and as a married partner must come from within yourself. Being married can add to your happiness, but it is not and can not be the primary source of your happiness.

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One of the myths about marriage is that marriage will make you happy. Not true. Your happiness both as an individual and as a married partner must come from within yourself. Being married can add to your happiness, but it is not and can not be the primary source of your happiness. Here are strategies to help you create a happier you and a happy marriage.

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Almost everyday we hear people complaining about their marriages. Very seldom do we hear stories about a happy marriage. Young people reading romantic novels and seeing romantic films often conclude that marriage is a bed of roses. Unfortunately, marriage is not as sweet as one thinks. Marriage and problems are interrelated and people must remember that when they are getting married, they will have to face problems and responsibilities that they had never expected or experienced hitherto.

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Marriage is a scary thought to all singles out there. We've seen a lot of couples getting divorced because of lack of communication, misunderstandings, arguments and the like. But when each person try to reach out to his/her partner and reconcile (maybe talk about happy thoughts on how you first met, first dated and how you first fell in love with each other), the essence of being "tied together for eternity" is all worth it afterall.

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I happened upon your pbs show poking around on the computer. I'm so excited about the relevence of each topic. I've been writing a journal and talking to people about my observations and experiences of this time in life. I'm happy to say that you are hitting all the right topics. I've been telling people that we Boomers came into each decade with a completly unique take on what we want and expect at each stage of living. I've felt at times that age has made it's presence known to me by reactions I get from some younger people. It's a wake-call for me. Move on old timer, well now I have to get cracking on facebook and blog . Thanks for confirming and validating our experiences. What a fun show.

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