As one of the rare success stories in Hollywood, actors William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman know a thing or two about how to make a marriage work. Tops on their list? Keeping their relationship a priority after the birth of their two daughters Sofia Grace, 8 ½, and Georgia Grace, 7.

“When my pals have kids, I look at them and say ‘Look, these kids are almost bullet-proof. They can take anything, but I tell you what’s on the critical list: your relationship with your wife,'” he explains to OK! “So the first thing you’d better do is make a date as soon as that baby comes.”

Adding that he and Felicity “have been really good about finding time” for each other, Bill says that the couple enjoy quick one and two-day getaways “four, five, six times a year.”

William, 59, and Felicity, 46, were married in 1997.

Source: OK!