How To Make Your Marriage Work


1 x 60'

Production company

Curve Media

Year of production


Commissioning channels

Channel 4



Marriage is an institution that many of us have entered and everyone from Socrates: “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher” to Groucho Marx: “Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?” has handed out their views and advice.

After forty years of declining marriages the latest UK figures suggest that marriage is on the rise, and divorce is in decline. How to Make Your Marriage Work visits five couples who tied the knot to find out what glues them together.

Ranging from seven to 47 years of marriage, we find out how our couples met, fell in love and perhaps most importantly what has kept them together. They shed light on everything from how important sex is in a relationship to the strain that children can take on a relationship and whether they’ve been tempted to stray. Sometimes touching and funny, occasionally sad they talk with disarming frankness about their love and their lives together for better or worse.

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