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The Secrets to a Long Marriage (According to Three Couples)

These Valley couples — who have all been married for more than 50 years — prove that love can last


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In today’s society, it’s easy to become jaded about long-lasting love: Close to 50 percent of American married couples eventually call it quits, and some Generation X-ers and Millennials choose to eschew matrimony altogether. But true commitment does exist. These lovebirds exchanged vows more than 50 years ago, and are still going strong. Here, they share their secrets for making love and marriage last over the long haul.

Click on each couple’s image to reveal their story:

Kathy and Jerry Irish

Meet Kathy & Jerry Irish

Loretta and CR Phipps

Meet Loretta & C.R. Phipps

Susan and Fred Stuebner

Meet Susan & Fred Stuebner

How many years have you celebrated with your main squeeze? Share your stories — and secrets to your marital bliss — below!

 

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