Brit couple’s secret to 81yr marriage - regular rows!

May 27th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 27 (ANI): Frank and Anita Milford, aged 101 and 100 respectively, celebrated their 81st wedding anniversary yesterday. And, in case, you’re wondering what’s keeping their marriage alive, well the answer is pretty ‘mundane’ - regular rows!

The couple, who became man and wife in 1928, met at a YMCA dance in Plymouth, where they still live.

As for what’s keeping them stay so strong - they say that they still have daily squabbles.

“Not big rows, just the odd cross word. As far as I’m concerned, it’s healthy,” The Times quoted Anita, as saying.

However, as well as a little argument, “a little romance” is also essential.

“It’s our golden rule,” Mrs Milford said.

“Couples these days don’t last long because they often don’t take enough time for each other. There isn’t enough respect - love is about give and take. Our advice to young couples would be to make time for a little romance every day,” she added.

Frank, a retired dockyard worker, said: “To win over your sweetheart you need a dose of old-fashioned chivalry and don’t let your standards slip.”

Their son, Frank Jnr, 74, said: “They spend most of their time together, with Dad almost completely deaf and blind, so it’s difficult for him. Mum is a chatterbox and nothing has changed there.” (ANI)

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