The Keys to a Long Marriage? Every Couple Has Their Secret.

Even the best relationships take work. No two people are perfect, so in a marriage, a lifelong commitment to seeking the other’s good, those unmarried can only imagine what kind of stress the happiest of relationships bring. If you’re married, going through a hard time – or even if you hope to be married someday – you undoubtedly have advice, and often need some. So these nine couples have a lot you might appreciate. Their marriages have combined lasted over 500 years.

Jenny & Manny DaSilva, (65 years)

When you go to bed at night, it doesn’t matter how angry or sad you are, you don’t have to say anything but you always, always touch toes. Just a little reminder that I’m here and I still love you no matter what.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.