Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Shannen Doherty married photographer Kurt Iswarienko on Saturday, reports People. Â Doherty, 40, and Iswarienko, 37, were married on a private hillside estate in Malibu. Â Doherty has been married twice before, to actor Ashley Hamilton and Paris Hilton sex-tape costar Rick Salomon. Â “Marriage to me is such a gigantic commitment that it’s not something I’d ever go into lightly anymore,” said the actress in an interview last year. Â “I’ve learned my lesson.”
How can you increase your chances for a successful marriage?
The divorce rate has skyrocketed in recent years, and the percentage of marriages that end in divorce is only increasing as time goes on. Â Here are a few ways to make sure that you and your partner last:
1. Have similiar goals: Before tying the knot, make sure that you and your partner have similar goals. Â You may be perfect for each other now, but in 10 years you may not be. Â Make sure that you both wish for similar things in life.
2. Be forgiving: Everybody makes mistakes, and your partner is no different. Â Every marriage has its ups and downs, and you will have to be forgiving in order to make the marriage last.
3. Think it through: If you love your partner but are unsure about marriage, it’s okay to take the relationship slow. Â Don’t feel pressured into a marriage. Â Take your time, and be completely confident in your decision before tying the knot.
How do you keep your marriage healthy? Â Feel free to share your experience in a comment below!