What a cute article! We love hearing love stories and relationship advice directly from the couples themselves. Here are nine couples and their tips for a long lasting, successful realtionship.
The best people to go to for marriage advice are the couples who have been at it for decades — our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends and in-laws with 30, 40, 50 and even 60+ years of experience under their belts.
We asked our readers to tell us the best advice they’ve received from the long-married twosomes in their lives. Below are nine pieces of marital wisdom from couples married a combined 506 years (!!!). It’s safe to say these folks know what they’re talking about.
Jenny and Manny DaSilva | 65 years
“When you go to bed at night, it doesn’t matter how angry or sad you are, you don’t have to say anything but you always, always touch toes. Just a little reminder that I’m here and I still love you no matter what.”
Mary and John McFeely | 60 years
“Tell [your wife] she’s beautiful every day and no matter how old you get, how sore your ‘ol bones feel, or how many teeth you lose, slow dance with and kiss [your wife] every chance you get. You never know when you won’t be able to again.”
Ummugul and Fikri Tatlici | 62 years
“Do not hold grudges. Forget, forgive and remember how you fell in love in the first place.”
Robert and Bernadine Higgins | 61 years
“Never hang wallpaper together.”
Vito and Dee Dee Lonero | 54 years
“I let him be the boss for the first 50 years, now I get the next 50. It’s even.”
Robert and Laura Wilkinson | 57 years
“Forget how society views marriage today. We were always in it for the long run.”
Helen and Joseph Pfeifer | 57 years
“Always kiss before bed, even if you’re angry. It’s what you’ll miss the most.”
Agnes and Harry Hutfles | 60 years
“You give and you give and you give.”
Jean and Paul Vagianos | 30 years
“Two things: Find your best friend and marry them. And weekend mornings are made for hours of talking and laughing over coffee.”
Click here to view the full article on Huffington Post: Tried-And-True Marriage Advice From Couples Married A Long, Long Time