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The key ingredients of marriage

If you ask pre-marriage educators Frank and Beatrice Doughty the recipe for a long and happy marriage they'll readily offer up some of the key ingredients: loving one another, being good friends, spending time together, affirming your partner and recognising that neither of you is perfect. The Doughtys, who this year celebrate 46 years of marriage, will be among those couples who will renew their marriage vows at the annual Celebrating the Journey Mass this Sunday at St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta.