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What Happens When Your Soulmate of 79 Years Dies?
Posted By Patti Shea On November 2, 2012 @ 3:16 pm In Home & Family | Comments Disabled
It was a love that was going to last forever. Perhaps it didn’t last “forever” but it did run 79 years.
We took note when we saw that Theresa Faiss, wife of a former Nevada state senator died earlier this week at the age of 97 . Faiss and her husband Wilbur operated businesses around the Las Vegas area for more than 60 years, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. They even had a school named after them.
Earlier this year the doting couple was honored by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter  as the longest-married couple for 2012. (Married on May 13, 1924 Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher hold the current Guinness World Record for Longest Married Couple .)
In an time where more than half of marriages end in divorce or brides go on TV to land a beau, it’s hard to imagine being married to the same person for 79 years. Or in the case of the Fishers for 88 years. What happens to the surviving soulmate after being together for so long?
“Every day I ask her how she feels and, ‘Is there anything I can do for you?’ And say, ‘Honey, I still love you.’”
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 died earlier this week at the age of 97: http://www.lvrj.com/news/las-vegas-woman-of-longest-married-couple-fame-dies-176514681.html
 honored by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter: http://wwme.org/node/16064/view?
 Guinness World Record for Longest Married Couple: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/love-sex/info-08-2009/couple-maintains-world-record-for-longest-marriage.html
 marriage: http://www.aarp.org/home-family/sex-intimacy/info-07-2012/happy-marriage-lasting-love.html
 compromise: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/love-sex/info-02-2012/love-stories-are-complicated-radio.html
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