The last time we went dancing, someone played a trick on us. The DJ started eliminating dancers as to how many years folks had been married…We were at my son`s wonderful wedding at the time, with lots of younger folks on the dance floor. Needless to say, we wound up being the last couple on the dance floor which was quite embarrassing. Being good sports, we smiled thinking that would be the end of it.
Unfortunately, the DJ came over and ask us what was our secret of staying together so long. Oh brother, what to say….Well, I said, “If you are kind to each other, that certainly helps” and my husband said that you needed to be “honest”. These answers worked for the moment.
But later, we started thinking about what makes a couple stay together for “such a long time”, and what would have been better answers to the question. We came up with other things that help folks stay together, such as commitment, laughter, determination to make it work. and having fun together. We think folks give up too fast these days. You do have to work at it to make it last, but it is worth the effort. I`m glad we did. Hope we are still the couple that lasted the longest in about 50 more years. 🙂
Just thoughts along the way.