Even more important are shared values and vision. Milton Pappas, the man who taught me more about venture capital than anyone else also taught me a lot about marriage. When we got married, I was working for Milton. When our first child, Jessica, was born, he told me, “make one night a week date night. do it every week without fail. and when you are alone, don’t talk about the daily grind, talk about your hopes and dreams, what you want to do together and what you will do together”. That was very sage advice. I must admit that I don’t practice it enough, but I do practice it (like many things in my life).

Building Successful Long Term Relationships