Married couples who stay together for decades are a pretty rare thing nowadays. The question you always ask these couples who are married for 50-60 years is what’s their secret and answer is almost always different.
We remember one couple saying “never go to bed mad at each other”, which is something that stuck with us. And of course trust and communication is great advice for fresh marriages.
But one couple from North Carolina deserves all the admiration and appreciation for celebrating 82 years of marriage. The couple also marked their 103rd and 100th birthdays respectively with a seven-day difference between them.
And their secret to a long and happy married life is pretty direct.
D.V. Williams, 103, and Willie Williams, 100, enjoyed a celebration that definitely deserved them at a church in Charlotte, where they celebrated their anniversary and birthdays as they were chanting together with friends and family.
While reminiscing on their lengthy marriage, which spanned the Great Depression and the Civil Rights era, one couple shared the key to making love last – kindness.
“Seeing them at this age and so well is still good, it’s just a blessing they’re still here”, said their granddaughter BJ Williams-Green.
The couple is no further distance from entering the Guinness Book of Records for married couples whose cumulative age is the oldest. The current record is held by 100-year-old Miyako and her husband Masau Matsumoto, 108 years old, of Japan.
The Japanese couple give credit to their long marriage for the woman’s patience.
But D.V. And Willie said they didn’t have a great secret to their success, “Just be nice to each other”, Willie Williams said.
This is the kind of news we love to hear. Congratulations to the happy and mature couple.
What an achievement for the sweet couple – its no doubt that a good heart is the key to a long and happy life.