Hey all, as we all know a shocking percentage of marriages end in divorce these days so I figured I'd ask a question here to get back a bit of marriage-positivity.
My grandparents were married for 55 years and were blissfully happy (until Granddads's death) and my parents are happy and have been married for 25 years.
What's the longest lasting marriage that you know of and were they/are they happy?
And finally, what do you think are the secrets of a long-lasting marriage besides, of course, love and adoration?
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My Great Grandfather who passed May 25th was married to my Great Grandmother for 67 years! From what I can gather, they gained and maintained happiness through the things that they shared, such as family, friends, hobbies, travel. I have a rather large family, and we all made a point to spend time with the elders of the family as much as possible. I can remember the Great Grandparents staying up with us kids till the early hours of the morning, playing board games. They seemed so happy to be with us, but also to be together. They created this great big family, and loved it!
My parents were divorced years ago, and I have many friends that also went through a divorce. I think that the generation before us was plagued by divorce. As a new generation comes of age for marriage, I think the old statistics regarding marriage will drop. Hopefully! I know that I saw the problems that created discomfort in my family, and have always made sure that these same problems didn't occur in my relationships! I know many married couples that are products of divorce, and they too are aware of the hardships that will come, and ensuring they don't follow in their parent's footsteps, they work things out, instead of just divorcing!
I have always tried to keep things interesting, and in common. Find things that perk the interest of both myself and my significant other. Be giving and accepting! Realize that disagreement happen, and it won't end the way you feel about that person. Know that you are the luckiest person, because that person next to you feels that they are the luckiest person. If that makes sense.1