The Secret To A Lasting Marriage, From A Carolina Woman Married 82 Years

There’s no shortage of pointers out there for how to have a happy marriage, we’ve all heard that you should never go to bed angry and how important date nights are. But if you want to know what the key to a long-lasting marriage is, the leading expert may be 100-year-old Willie Williams. She’s been married to husband D.W. Williams for 82 years now and is happy to share her secret to making it last.

The North Carolina women recently celebrated her joint birthdays with her hubby - who just turned 103 - at a party in Charlotte where she revealed that kindness is the key to her longevity with D.W. Willie explains, “Just be nice to each other.”

This couple has lived through a lot - from the Great Depression to the Civil Rights movement, but they still remember meeting in South Carolina way back in 1937. D.W. says, “She was good looking!” And his wife thought he was too, adding: “He was handsome at 30.”

Willie says they’ve “never been the type to fuss and fight,” and adds that they “just find funny things to talk about.” Sounds so simple, but it’s definitely working for this couple.

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