Superstar Barbra Streisand has discovered the secret to a happy marriage - kindness.

The legendary singer has just celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary with husband James Brolin, and she's convinced she now knows the secrets to a lasting romance.

She explains, "Nothing is ever perfect but I think kindness is the key. You have to watch how you speak to one another.

"It's really interesting because one can be abrupt and short and you realise you can't be selfish. You have to be very generous towards the other person. I like that.

"I like not thinking about what I want for dinner, but what he wants for dinner. It's a less selfish way to live."

15/10/2003 13:41