A British couple holds the Guinness world record for the longest marriage. Percy and Florence Arrowsmith married on June 1, 1925 and celebrated their 80th anniversary on June 1, 2005. “I think we’re very blessed,” Florence, 100, told the BBC. “We still love one another, that’s the most important part.”

Asked for the secret of their long marriage, Florence said you must never be afraid to say “sorry.” “You must never go to sleep bad friends,” she said. Of course, she’s right. There are times in every marriage for forgiving and forgetting and saying, “I’m sorry” and going to sleep good friends. That’s positive sentiment override.

By the way, Florence’s husband Percy, 105, said his secret to marital bliss was just two words: “Yes, dear.” Are you able to overlook one another’s faults and forgive one another’s mistakes?

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