Michael Douglas has it all figured out. Or perhaps Catherine Zeta Jones has the key to a happy marriage. Catherine, in an interview, spilled a little tidbit about how their relationship works. At one point in their marriage Catherine wanted another kid. Michael was not all for it. At all.
“I said to him, ‘Darling, I really want another baby. Or a puppy.’ A puppy came by FedEx so quick.”
That’s how you communicate. You give a little, take a little to make things work.