With divorce rates hovering around 50 percent, an 80-year marriage is a continuity success story that just can’t be ignored. This Sunday, John Betar and Ann Shawah celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary. The small business owners managed to keep a marriage, a family, and family business on track for longer than many of us are even alive.
Read the article for the secrets to their success, which I believe can be applied to what you do to. For example, John’s advice includes these words of wisdom: “Get along. Compromise.” Says Ann, “You know what your commitments are and you try to live by them and understand one another. If you don’t hold a grudge, you can face anything.”