Parents Disapproved But Yet They Got Married And Today Are The Oldest Married Couple In The World Today
What does it take to have a perfect marriage? Do you need to understand each other? Do you need to work things out constantly? Or do you just want to be with each other? According to the world’s oldest couple, it is a bit of everything. You need to be willing to change yourself and never give up to make your marriage last. This advice comes from a couple who have been married for 79 years.
1Meet Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros Reyes and Julio Cesar Mora Tapia
110-year-old Julio Cesar Mora Tapia and 104-year-old Waldramina Maclovia Quinteros Reyes have been married almost 80 years. This is the longest-married couple that is still alive and still together on this planet. This shows that if people actually work on their relationships it too can last a lifetime.
2It wasn’t easy
Their relationship did not start off easily as at the beginning their families didn’t approve of their relationship. They had to meet in secret and watch their love blossom from the shadows. They got married in a secret ceremony in 1941 to hide it from their parents.
3Marriages didn’t last even back then
People think that marriages don’t last today but according to the couple, marriages didn’t last even back then. They said that many of their friends who had gotten married around their time did not last and ended up taking a divorce. They feel lucky to have made it this long and to be still in love.
4They started out strong
Even though their parents were against their relationship the couple wanted it. They were young and most people would say that they should’ve listened to their parents but they knew what they wanted. They wanted to be with each other. This wasn’t a teenage feeling that would fade over time.
5They had issues
No couple can easily fit into each other’s lives like perfect puzzle pieces. There are some jagged edges and roughness that needs some smoothening out. They were just the same. They too had fights and even at times wanted to call quits on the whole thing. But, they kept fighting for what was perfect for them.