Breaking the Record for Longest Lasting Marriages

By | February 12, 2019

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Happy senior couple opening a Valentine. Source: (

Is marriage still applicable to modern society or is it a dying institution? According to some, it is still a thriving partnership. Although rare today, there are still couples who stick together through the hard times and stay committed to each other. These record-breaking marriages portray that commitment through their individual stories and are an inspiration to others. 

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Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher. Source: (

Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher broke the Guinness Book of World Records in 2008 for maintaining their marriage for, at that time, 84 years which continued for another three years until his death. Both passed away at the age of 105 a couple of years apart from each other. He died in 2013 and, at that time, they had been married for 86 (almost 87) years. They had five children, 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. According to interviews with them, before they passed away, they had met when they were in elementary school and became best friends. Their advice to others on how to have a successful marriage was quite simple. Communication, honesty, faithfulness, and, of course, love are the main ingredients.