Three-time Emmy award-winning actress Bette Midler feels giving space to one’s partner is the secret of a successful marriage. The 68-year-old star has been married to Martin von Haselberg for 30 years and has learnt to pick her fights wisely, reported People magazine.
“The real secret is giving each other a lot of room and not being in each other’s faces all the time. and listening. Listening is very hard. And compromise. Compromise is the hardest of all. But sometimes you have to say, ‘It’s not worth it. The fight is not worth it. You have your way, and maybe next Thursday I’ll have mine.’ And you keep supporting each other, and I think that’s hard too.
“It’s best to pick your fights wisely and just meditate. Stay calm. Don’t go from zero to 60 in two seconds. Don’t try to make each other wrong all the time. The blaming is the worst part. Honestly, you have to learn not to do that,” she said.