Cupid's Pulse Article: Patti Stanger Discusses Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s ‘Lasting’ MarriageCupid's Pulse Article: Patti Stanger Discusses Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s ‘Lasting’ Marriage

By Nicole Weintraub

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are in newlywed bliss, but Patti Stanger believes that their marriage is for the long run, reports People. The two tied the knot in Italy last week in a ceremony that was just as hush-hush as their whole relationship has been. Stanger theorizes that the two are in it for life according to three things. First of all, their respective ages put them in their thirties which make them more mature and emotionally developed than younger couples. Timberlake and Biel have been linked since 2007 so they are no stranger to one another. Another aspect of their relationship that makes it long lasting is their need for privacy. The couple does not show off their relationship for the whole world to see. The two also have loads of respect for one another, which is one of the single most important factors in a marriage. Timberlake revealed, “In my 30 years, she is the most special person, okay? … I don’t want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me — for instance, her.” That single quote along shows the deep connection that the two share.

What are some keys to making your marriage last?

Cupid’s Advice:

In a time where divorce is almost as common as going out for dinner, the amount of lasting marriages is dwindling. Here are some tips on how to make your marriage last:

1. R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin preached it and now, so are we. In order to make your marriage last, you have to have respect for your partner, your relationship and yourself. Along with respect comes trust, honesty and loyalty, which are all aspects of a thriving marriage.

2. Passion: Have you ever been called “an old married couple”? That is not a compliment and you should not take it as one. Remember to keep the passion alive between you and your partner. Just because you are officially married does not mean that the passion is over.

3. For better or worse: Remember that vow you made? For better or worse — that means that there are going to be fantastic times and there are going to be some bad times. Regardless of whether it is a good day or a bad day, the two of you are there for one another and that is all that matters at the end of the day.

What are some ways you keep your marriage alive? Share your stories with us in the comments below.