I recently read about Max and LaVere Robinson, in a Huffington Post article. Not only were they married 83 years but according to their granddaughter it was a good marriage. They passed within days of each other this year, August.
Recently our son shared this with me. "You and Dad really do love and support each other. "When I see an older couple, walking, holding hands, I think of you and Dad."
Lisa Goeas, their granddaughter: "[I learned that] communication, respect, patience and a sense of humor are all critical to a happy and healthy marriage," she wrote in an email. "They always treated each other with kindness and compassion. They had their issues, like everyone else, but they knew how to work through them."
"Long-Married Couple of 83 Years, Max and LaVere Robinson, Die Three Days Apart" HuffingtonPost.com. 9/10/2013.