Icheoku says but for the none existence of a crime of "married for too long," this couple would have otherwise been guilty as charged. Married for 78 long years, America's longest married couple, Wilbur (100) and Teresa(96) Faiss have a piece of advise for the Kim Kardashians of this world. The secret of marital longevity is simply - "give and take and compromise."
Icheoku, while wishing this exemplary couple many more happy anniversaries; regrets that times have since changed as both parties in a marriage now struggles over who wears the pants in the house; hence the topsy-turvy battle-field royale that is the hallmark of today's marital relationships. If only the parties knew their sphere of influence and responsibility, maybe the ship of marriage will have a distinct captain and co-captain to safely navigate the treacherous waters of having to share your life with another stranger? But it is the way of the new world as things have irretrievably changed and even Jennifer Lopez is now fast pursuing Liz Taylor's record on who would marry the most number of men and the most number of times; which begs the question why do it if you are not the marrying type?