I saw my friends, whom I'll call the Smiths, this weekend. Mrs. Smith, elegant as ever, told me that they'd just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. Mr. Smith is one of the most cheerful people I know, full of the love of the Lord. He's also been in nursing homes for between a third and half of their married life.
Marriage isn't about staying together as long as it's convenient for both of you. Marriage is for keeps.
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, man must not separate.
--Matthew 19:6 HCSB