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Al Roker and Deborah Roberts Reveal Their No. 1 Tip For a Successful Marriage

by Cristina Corvino 2:42 PM, October 26, 2017

Aired October 27, 2017

Al Roker and Deborah Roberts have been married for 22 years. Wow!

So when it comes to relationship advice, who better to get some from than them?!

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When the power couple -- and co-authors of "Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times" -- visited our show, they revealed what they believe to be the key to a successful relationship. And it sounds SO simple (easier said than done, though, we know!).

In a word? Communication.

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"When we don’t communicate, that’s when things kind of go haywire," Deborah explains. "And when we do communicate, things kind of sometimes turn out a little better."

And that’s not just advice for a couple, Deborah says! It’s a good rule of thumb for any relationship in your life.

Just talk it out!

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Now, these words of wisdom are not to say Al and Deborah don’t have occasional squabbles. (Who doesn’t?!)

Their main beef? Al doesn’t always warn Deborah of the weather in the morning!

"I go out and I don’t have a coat," Deborah explains. "And I say, 'Why didn’t you tell me it was going to drop?'"

"You didn’t ask!" Al responds.

So, about that communication … ;)

For more from the dynamic duo, hear Deborah dish on the 40th anniversary of her long-running series, "20/20," below!