Friday, November 22, 2013

A 50 Year Marriage

I never shared these photos of this couple whose family hired me to take photos of them. It was their 50th wedding anniversary and they had a beautiful, formal party planned. I asked them if they had any tips about love and they said, "apologize often and learn to talk to each other."  

I hope to have a love like this that lasts and lasts. 

I'm no expert, but I am ten years into this marriage thing and I think we're doing alright. Some of the advice that I can give would be....

Talk. Not always about practical things, either. Dream. Ask questions. Get to know each other even 10, 25 or 50 years later.

Celebrate. Learn to celebrate every tiny detail about your lives. New houses, milestones, promotions, goals being met. Oh, you were expecting that promotion? So what! Open a fancy bottle of something and throw a party. 

Get away. Take a vacation. Even it means camping in your living room. Turn the phones off, turn the TV off and get away.

Obviously there's a lot more to it than that. Husbands and wives.... What's your marriage advice?

And, speaking of 50 years, today is the 50 year anniversary (that seems like a cruel word to use) of JFK's assassination. Rest in Peace, John.


  1. I tried to leave a comment - I hope it took :-/

  2. And...it doesn't look like it did. We do alright on number one, but struggle with two and three. I have no idea what vacation is {ha!}, but I plan on celebrating my beau's passing paramedic school next week.

    It doesn't have to be a huge celebration, but something small to recognize the achievement and the moment will do just fine.

    1. I agree! That's awesome! Congrats to your hubs!


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