Your Best Advice for a Happy Marriage (CC: Meghan and Harry)  

It’s almost royal wedding time, and while our colleagues are learning about hat etiquette or jetting off to Britain to crash the festivities, we thought we’d take this opportunity to harness the wisdom of the crowd and ask you, our readers, to share your best marriage advice with us (and Harry and Meghan).

Out of the hundreds of responses, here are some of our favorites, lightly edited for length and clarity.

Say what you need

“If you need something, you must express it. Years ago, recently married, I was discouraged that my husband never offered to help out. A motherly neighbor noticed my funk. I explained, ‘He should know!’

‘They don’t know,’ she said. ‘You’ve got to tell them.’”

— Maura McCaw, Watertown, Mass.

Read more here: Your Best Advice for a Happy Marriage (CC: Meghan and Harry) – The New York Times