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Long marriages

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varian Sat 10-Apr-21 16:41:08

The Queen and Prince Philip were married for 73 years.

I wonder how many marriages last that long.

Have any of you had a long marriage?

crazyH Sat 10-Apr-21 16:46:56

How I envy them and those with long marriages ! Mine lasted only 25 years (divorce) ..

Thirdinline Sat 10-Apr-21 16:47:07

I’ve been with my husband half that: 36 years. Quite long by today’s standards. If “The Crown” is anything to go by, The Queen and Prince Philip went through a very difficult patch after Charles & Anne were born, but divorce wasn’t an option for them, then. They muscled down & got on with it & lasted another 60 odd years together!

timetogo2016 Sat 10-Apr-21 16:53:32

I was married for 32 years with X for 35 which felt like a life time.
I`m happy now thankfully.

silverlining48 Sat 10-Apr-21 16:54:39

Married 52 years, together 55.

Pantglas2 Sat 10-Apr-21 16:59:22

It’ll be 36 for us next month so barely half theirs but we could add another 28 to that if DH lives to the Duke’s age!

janeainsworth Sat 10-Apr-21 17:02:55

Together 52 years, married for 51 in July.

dragonfly46 Sat 10-Apr-21 17:04:05

My parents were married 73 years!
I have been married 53!

DillytheGardener Sat 10-Apr-21 17:04:23

32 years coming up for 33 at the end of the month.

Alegrias1 Sat 10-Apr-21 17:04:31

My mum and dad celebrated their 60th anniversary this year. The Queen sent them a card smile

DH and I are coming up to 40. How did that happen?

MrsEggy Sat 10-Apr-21 17:08:44

56 years so far and still content with each other.

lemongrove Sat 10-Apr-21 17:12:15

51 years...we both deserve a medal😁

Puzzled Sat 10-Apr-21 17:13:43

57 years come mid May. Have disagreed from time to time,but still together. Tolerance or turning a blind eye, and a deaf ear help

Puzzler61 Sat 10-Apr-21 17:15:33

43 years and still making each other laugh.

blossom14 Sat 10-Apr-21 17:17:04

We will have been married 62 years in June.

kittylester Sat 10-Apr-21 17:26:59

We will have been married 51 years in October and together 52 years in December

V3ra Sat 10-Apr-21 17:43:02

We will be celebrating our 44th wedding anniversary in August.
Mum and Dad were married for 64 years but together for 72 years.

Marmight Sat 10-Apr-21 17:51:26

Married for just over 38 years when DH died. My parents had 56 years although for the first 6 they were apart - WW2

midgey Sat 10-Apr-21 17:54:54

I once asked my husband if he had ever thought of divorce,
‘Divorce? No but murder YES!

Kamiso Sat 10-Apr-21 18:04:53

49 years plus 2 days.

fiorentina51 Sat 10-Apr-21 18:12:21

Together for 51 years and married for 48 this year. In laws were married for 67 years. My parents married for 49 years until dad's death.

mumofmadboys Sat 10-Apr-21 18:13:04

40 years for us in August

Gransooz Sat 10-Apr-21 18:17:42

We met 49 years ago in March and at the end of this month will have been married 47 years. 😲
Last year we were in lockdown. This year we will be able to go out for a meal. Inside only until 8pm with no alcohol, or outside until 10pm with alcohol. Outside, in Scotland? Brrr, might just have a lovely meal at home with a nice bottle of red🍷. I’m not an outdoorsy person if it’s cold. 🥶 😆

Witzend Sat 10-Apr-21 18:19:23

It’ll be 47 years in June and I’ve no plans to ditch him. He’s not a bad old bugger really. 😉

LauraNorder Sat 10-Apr-21 18:20:17

56 years together in August. 51 married in July. We make each other laugh, he has mellowed me and I have given him some fire, we have now met somewhere in the middle and get on well, most of the time.
I can honestly say that he has been my rock and he says that I have equally been his.