I once interviewed a couple who had been married for more than 50 years. Know what their secret was? Date night.

But they didn't go to the movies or fancy restaurants. They put the kids to be early on Saturday nights, shared a bottle of wine and a plate of meat and cheese and talked.

They talked about their hopes, dreams, successes, disappointments and goals. They made plans and laughed and shared the little things that had happened during the week.

They told me those conversations carried their marriage through the good times and the hard times.

Fifty-plus years later, their eyes still sparkled when they talked about each other. So see if you can't carve out some time in the coming weeks for a date night in your own living room.