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Nick Offerman hilariously shares the secrets behind 20 years of his marriage: 'Do the dishes'

He highlighted the significance of listening to each other and sharing household responsibilities equally.

Nick Offerman hilariously shares the secrets behind 20 years of his marriage: 'Do the dishes'
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Every marriage has its secrets, ones on which the relationship stands firm. It is not easy to identify what it takes to make marriages work. However, with the gift of time and love together, one finds their way to a happy married life. American actor and comedian Nick Offerman shared some hilariously true tips that worked for his 20-year-old marriage. Let’s just say his trick involves dishes. Married to his beautiful wife Megan Mullally, who is a singer, comedian and actress, Offerman showed up on the TODAY show and had a hearty conversation.

Image Source: SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 06: (L-R) Co-hosts Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally speak onstage during the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 06, 2022 in Santa Monica, California| Getty Images| Alberto E. Rodriguez
Image Source: (L-R) Co-hosts Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally speak onstage during the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 06, 2022, in Santa Monica, California–Getty Images| Alberto E. Rodriguez

Sharing a glimpse of the show on Instagram, TODAY show included the part where Offerman spilled the secrets to what has been working for him and Mullally for 20 long years in marriage. With a hysterical tone throughout the conversation, the hosts mentioned the couple having completed 20 years of marriage. To this, Offerman replied, “20 years. She has a considerable lapse in taste.” Then came the obvious question, “What’s the secret?” And the star did not hold back. He said, “First and foremost, it’s a sense of humor.” Since the duo are both comedians, they surely acquire a major portion of their life together.

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Image Source: Instagram | @todayshow

Further, Offerman said, “Like in any relationship, we’ve had to learn to listen to each other.” Then came a couple of precise yet hilarious pointers that men can note. Offerman added, “I’ve had to learn to wash myself,” as the crowd let out a hearty laugh. He proceeded to say, “I had to do the dishes and learn to close the refrigerator door.” At this point, with the laughter in the room, it was safe to say that every couple related to Offerman’s advice. The video concluded with Offerman leaving one last bit to ponder upon. He said, “But by and large, don’t take life too seriously. Be a giver more than a taker.” Lastly, he emphasized, “And do the dishes.”

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Image Source: Instagram | @todayshow

People in the comment section were in awe of the comedian duo and pitched in too. @sharon_salz said, “Married 51 years. Accept differences, be kind, affirming and appreciative and let your partner know that you are always there to offer help.” @jackiespina said, “That's good stuff right there. Certainly much more to it, but boy is that great insight!”

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Marriage works on the foundation of love, surrounded by a trunk of tricks you pull out that work for you and your partner. In another story, a couple, Alexa and Cass, shared how running their marriage like a business works for them. They elaborated on the same and suggested having structured family meetings to have a detailed discussion about important things.

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The couple shared that they set 15 minutes per week for a "guided check-in." Elaborating further, they shared the list of things they do during these 15 minutes. The list included random yet crucial points for discussion, such as finance, meeting one’s needs, checking in on each other, planning and looking at the week ahead, the future and so on.

They then shared that being intentional with their time together was the key. “These check-ins only take about 15 minutes and we are our same fun and playful selves throughout. They are something we look forward to and have noticed over time they have really helped us align on finances, balance the workload and feel seen and heard,” Alexa said.


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