Tuesday, 1 September 2009


I know this is supposed to be a blog about divorce but that has to allow me to talk about marriage from time to time doesn’t it? I hope so because I just wanted to highlight the sad news reported by the BBC today that one half of Britain’s longest married couple has died. Frank and Anita Milford (both 101 this year) met at a YMCA dance and married 2 years later in 1928. When they were interviewed in 2007, at the time of their 79th wedding anniversary, they attributed the longevity of their marriage to being prepared to “give and take.”

Strangely, that’s also how some divorcees describe the outcome of their divorce settlements: “I gave and she took.”

That’s not what the Milfords meant, of course, and I hope that their sentiments have inspired and helped many other couples with their relationships. I would also wish to express my sincere condolences to Mrs Mitford and the couple’s family at this time of mourning.


The Relationship Company said...

Keep blogging! Do you have anymore articles similar to this?

greatmarriagenow said...

It does not matter if you met through a dating site or by any other means, you need to express your love for each other which accounts for the longevity of a relationship. Also, you should be ready to make little compromises for each other, which further strengthens your relationship.