If you are married (or even if you just hope to be someday), you’ll know that even the best relationships take work. Being committed to one person for the rest of your life can seem daunting. People have their good days and bad days, and you’ll have to live through both. Luckily, some long-married couples have advice for others that is tried-and-true. Combined, they have been married for 506 years. I think they 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.”
There’s some advice that seems too simple or childish, but when it comes down to it, being happily married is about keeping love and laughter in your life. You’ll face hard times, but you don’t have to do it alone. As for who to hang wallpaper with, I just plan on hiring someone to do it. All fights and stress avoided! Source: Huffington Post Share these awesome bits of marriage advice with others. They are legit.