“Love’s Journey”: The Inspiring Marriage of Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas

Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas wrote a book about marriage. In their book, “What Makes a Marriage Last: 40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets,” they talk about their own relationship.

Marlo Thomas didn’t like marriage when she was younger. She thought it was like a vacuum cleaner that sucks out all your energy and ambition. She thought being married meant living with someone who controls you and you have to make them happy. But when she met Phil Donahue, she changed her mind.

Phil Donahue became famous with his TV show, “The Phil Donahue Show.” He met Marlo Thomas on his show.

They met in Chicago in 1977. Phil had four boys from his previous marriage. Marlo and Phil dated for three years before getting married in 1980.

Marlo’s friends and family were surprised when she decided to get married because she used to talk badly about marriage. Even strangers were surprised.

Marlo felt like a hypocrite for getting married after criticizing marriage for so long.

Despite the challenges, they made their marriage work. They spent time apart because of work, but they still stayed together.

Marlo helped raise Phil’s children from his previous marriage. She became like a friend to them.

They believe trust is important in a marriage. They trust each other and support each other.

Even after 40 years, they still cherish their marriage and want it to last. They are happy to be together.

Their marriage is an inspiration to others. We can all learn from their successful relationship.

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