Marriage characteristics

Lately we have received encouraging words from seasoned relationships on how marriages have been holding on for so long. Some of the top answers they gave us were:

Forgiveness - forgive like you would want to be forgiven (like Christ forgave)

Communication - Speak often and honestly

Patience - Be patient in difficult times and never make emotional decisions.

Honesty - Be truthful even if it is a hard topic to discuss.

Consideration - Be considerate of the needs of your spouse.

What are your favorites of the above points?

What would you add to the list?