Dolly Parton has been married for 52 years. Here’s what she says is the secret to her successful marriage.
Country music legend Dolly Parton revealed the secret to her 52-year marriage to Carl Thomas Dean on February 8, the night she was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year.
The couple married in 1966, when Parton was just 18-years-old and Dean was 21-years-old, and have remained together ever since.
Parton noted acceptance, respect, and forgiveness as necessary factors, along with plenty of time apart.
What’s the secret to a happy marriage? According to country music legend Dolly Parton, it’s pretty simple.
“You gotta kinda respect and like each other and forgive a lot of stuff and accept a lot of things,” 73-year-old Parton told Us Weekly of her five-decade long relationship with Carl Thomas Dean. “Love each other and keep your vows.”
The pair married in May 1966, when Parton was just 18 and Dean was 21, and have remained together ever since.
And while the singer named acceptance, respect, and forgiveness as the keys to a happy marriage the night she was honored with the MusiCares Person of the Year award, she also added that distance certainly helps.
Dolly + Carl 4 Ever! ???? February is #DollysMonthOfLove!
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Source:: Business Insider