Her thoughts were that were good relationships (although she couldn't suggest one I could interview for my show, nor could I come up with an example of a great marriage.)
This was her list:
-Stood the test of time
-Realized it had ups and downs and that there was no such thing as perfection.
-Comfortable with each other
-Passion and an implicit trust
-Same core beliefs, and the comittment to spend your life with that person.
-Having both people be all they can be.
Thanks Mom. Check out her bed and breakfast at St. Lawrence B & B in Morrisburg.