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They were together for 86 years and 290 days.  The longest marriage in the world revealed its secret

They were together for 86 years and 290 days. The longest marriage in the world revealed its secret

Their marriage broke a world record, but the secret of their long-lasting relationship is simple. Everyone must know this. Herbert and Zelmyra knew what they were doing when they made their marriage vows on May 13, 1924. “With each passing day our relationship became more solid and secure.”

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The commonly accepted definition of marriage is a formal union and a socio-legal contract between two people that legally, economically and emotionally binds their lives together. There is direct evidence that true, long-lasting love exists, and here are the record holders who have been together for almost nine decades.

Together for over eight decades, their love story is undoubtedly worth remembering

A couple from North Carolina who she married on May 13, 1924was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records for the oldest living couple in 2008 with 84 years of marriage. Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher’s marriage survived the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement and 15 presidential administrations, the last of which was Barrack Obama. Despite financial hardship, they never let it dampen their spirit and . By the time Herbert died in 2011 at the age of 105, he and his wife had been married for almost 87 years. Zelmyra, who led most of her life with Herbert at her side, lived two more years after the death of her beloved. In early 2013, a 105-year-old woman passed away in her sleep. The record marriage had 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

The couple with the longest marriage in the world reveals the secret of their success

Although Zelmyra and Herbert are no longer with us, left behind touching words about the secret of a long, lasting relationship. On the occasion of Valentine’s Day in 2010 on . She also shared candid statements about herself. As it turns out, Zelmyra and Herbert grew up together and were best friends before they got married. The woman also revealed that you should not lose faith in meeting true love, because hers turned out to be just around the corner, so we never really know what fate has in store for us. What made them realize they could spend the rest of their lives together?

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

When asked what the best marriage advice they had ever heard, they replied:

Respect, support and communicate with each other. Be faithful, honest and true. Love each other with all your heart. Remember that marriage is not a competition, never count the points. God put you both together on the same team to win.

The current holder of the longest marriage is Eugene Gladu (1919) and Dolores Gladu (1922) also from the United States who married on May 25, 1940 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. They have been married for 82 years and 296 days.

Source: Gazeta

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