21 Marriage Lessons From My Still-in-Love 80-Year-Old Grandparents
It always makes me smile when I see an older couple walking hand in hand, still in love after so many years together. "That's so sweet," I usually whisper to myself while also wondering about their story. How did their relationship begin? What has their love sustained? What were they like as a couple in their younger years? How did they make it this far? Luckily, I have such a couple to ask these very questions to: my grandparents.
The legacy they've built through their commitment to each other during the ups and downs of life is admirable. And there's a lot to learn from couples who made their marriage vows at a time when giving up wasn't as common. I've watched my grandparents over the years and have so much love and respect for their bond. Even when things got hard and splitting up seemed inevitable, they always rallied as a couple and made it through. Here are the lessons I've learned from observing their relationship over the years and asking their advice.