They have a world-record-breaking marriage, but their secret is a simple one. Everyone Needs to Know This

Imagine surviving the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Civil Rights Movement, and ultimately seeing the first African-American president of the USA. They even received a letter of praise from President Obama in 2010!

The Guinness World Record for the longest marriage was broken by Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher. Having been wed since May 13, 1924. With 84 years of marriage, they previously broke the record.

Given the environment we now live in, this seems like an impossible task. Most marriages break up even before they start! According to research, first marriages end in divorce at a rate of 41%, second marriages at a rate of 60%, and third marriages at a rate of 73%. So how did this couple manage to break the world record by remaining together for so long? What is their trick?

They were interviewed about their secrets to withstanding through harsh times and managing crisis in marriage. Here are the simple answers from the couple that truly lasted till “death did them apart”:

1. What made you realize that you could spend the rest of your lives together? Were you scared at all?

With each day that passed, our relationship was more solid and secure. Divorce was NEVER EVER an option, or even a thought.

2. How did you know your spouse was the one for you?

We grew up together and were best friends before we got married. A friend is for life; but our marriage lasted a lifetime.

3. Is there anything you would do differently after 80+ years of marriage?

We wouldn’t change a single thing. There’s no secret to our marriage, we just did what was needed for each other and our family. (I guess there lies the secret…)

4. What is your advice to someone who is trying to keep the faith that Mr. Right is really out there for them?

Zelmyra: Mine was just around the corner! He is never too far away, so keep the faith – when you meet him, you’ll know for sure.

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