Phil and Robin McGraw have been married for 37 years.
So how does Mrs. Dr. Phil please her man? What has kept the two together all these years?
That's what she chats about in New You's summer issue. Although Robin regularly appears on the Dr. Phil Show, this is her first magazine cover shoot, done to highlight two new projects — her Revelation skin care line and her recently launched foundation, When Georgia Smiled.
On juggling work and family:
"I would let my husband know that he is still my number one priority in my life, whether I am at the office or am traveling. I ask him, 'What can I do? Tell me what you need from me, what you need to hear from me, what you need to see me do.I'll do it. We're not going to move from this spot until we have worked it out…' Then, I check in with him on a regular basis. Phillip always needs to know I'm proud of him and he loves to hear that I appreciate him. I make sure he hears it from me regularly."
They don't fight. Ever:
"People cannot understand when we say we don't fight. They go 'that's just not natural, you're lying! Couples fight.' But we don't fight and it's because we had a conversation early on and I told him that it's not natural for me to be in a house where people are screaming and yelling – my parents didn't do it, I don't do it and I don't want to live in a house like that. He got it and has never raised his voice around me. We don't fight."
On keeping the romance alive:
"One thing that I've always done from the moment I met Phillip is flirt with him – always flirt! One piece of advice I'd tell women: Learn what your husband considers flirting and learn what makes your husband happy."
Dr. Phil will be a guest on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday. Be sure to check it out at 10:35 p.m. right after NewsChannel 5 at 10 p.m.