‘Just be NICE to each other’: Devoted husband, 103, and wife, 100, reveal their best relationship advice as they celebrate 82 YEARS of marriage
・D.W. Williams, 103, and Willie Williams, 100, met each other in 1935
・The North Carolina-couple got married two years later, and have been happily married ever since
・They celebrated their milestone birthdays and their 82nd wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 31 in a local church in Charlotte
・Willie said her best advice for having a long-lasting, happy marriage is to ‘just be nice’ to one another
・The couple also believe that communication is key, as they said: ‘We don’t argue or have any fights. If we have a misunderstanding, we just talk it over’
・Speaking about D.W. and Willie, their granddaughter BJ Williams-Greene, who said her grandparents are her ‘inspiration, said they are each others best friend
Cambridge Dictionary によると ” extremely loving and loyal: “という風に記載されていますね。
a devoted fan/husband
Lucy is devoted to her cats.
They were devoted to each other throughout their marriage.
A happily married husband and wife have shared their best relationship advice as they celebrated their 82nd wedding anniversary.
D.W. Williams, 103, and Willie Williams, 100, from North Carolina, recently celebrated their wedding anniversary and their milestone birthdays on Sunday, March 31.
The couple attended a party thrown by their daughter and granddaughter at First Mayfield Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte, where they shared some of their tips for sustaining a long-lasting marriage.
To sustain (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to cause or allow something to continue for a period of time: “という風に記載されていますね。
He seems to find it difficult to sustain relationships with women.
Only two of the planets could sustain life.
Speaking to WSOC-TV at the party, which was attended by 115 family members and friends, Willie said that although she doesn’t have a big ‘secret’ to making a marriage work, she had a few pointers.
‘Just be nice to each other,’ Willie said.
According to Good Morning America, the couple also believe that communication is key to a happy marriage.
They said: ‘We don’t argue or have any fights. If we have a misunderstanding, we just talk it over.’
The couple’s granddaughter, BJ Williams-Greene, said she gathered from watching her loved-up grandparents, who are her ‘inspiration’, that working as a team is essential for maintaining a good marriage.
She said: ‘It’s communication, and loving each other and working together.
‘They are each others best friend,’ she added.
The couple revealed that they spend most of their time together enjoying the simple things, like watching TV together.
‘We like to watch country westerns like “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza”, and play crossword puzzles together,’ they said.
D.W. and Willie’s love story began a long time ago when they met in Newberry, South Carolina, in 1935.
After falling in love with one another, the pair got married two years later.
The happy couple can recall living through wars, The Great Depression and even remember living through the civil rights movement – a protest movement against racial segregation and discrimination in the U.S.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a piece of advice or information “という風に記載されていますね。
Can you give me a few pointers on how to improve my writing?
Let me give you some pointers on improving your skills as an interviewee.
talk over (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to discuss a problem or a plan “という風に記載されていますね。
You both need to talk over what happened that day.
I know you’re still angry; let’s talk it over tonight.
I’d like to talk it over with my wife first.
loved up (adjective)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” very much loved by someone: “という風に記載されていますね。
a loved-up couple (= two people who love each other very much)
To gather from (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to look for and find information or documents in different places “という風に記載されていますね。
Our report is based on information gathered from all parts of the country.
The police have been gathering evidence against him.
We gathered blackberries from the nearby fields.
We gathered blueberries from the bushes.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” the policy of keeping people from different groups, especially different races, separate. Integration is the policy of bringing these groups together “という風に記載されていますね。
Racial segregation in schools is no longer legal in the US.
The system of racial segregation that used to exist in South Africa was called apartheid.
The community fought to end segregation in schools and housing.
D.W. and Willie lived through the Jim Crow segregation laws – a set of state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the South.
Describing what it was like to live through this time, they said: ‘Although we lived during the Jim Crow era, we were still able to work and do things in the community.
‘We were not impacted much by it because there were a lot of people willing to assist, who didn’t let the color of our skin stand in the way,‘ they added.
D.W., who is a retired maintenance worker and Willie, a retired daycare nursery worker, won North Carolina’s contest for the longest married couple back in 2014.
Speaking about her grandparents, BJ said their marriage is an ‘inspiration’.
‘They communicate and make decisions together, they strive and achieve together and everyone loves them because they are genuine.
‘They just inspire everyone to be the best they can be,’ she added.
The couple’s pastor, D.K. Ferguson said: ‘The celebration was a wonderful experience. It’s a pleasure to see history come together with these two people and to learn from them.
‘I’m very proud of them,’ he added.
stand in the way of something (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to try to prevent something from happening “という風に記載されていますね。
You can’t stand in the way of progress.
You know I won’t stand in your way if you want to apply for a job abroad.
To strive (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to make a lot of effort to achieve something “という風に記載されていますね。
We strive to be accurate, but some mistakes are inevitable.
We must strive to narrow the gap between rich and poor.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” real, rather than pretended or false “と、” honest, friendly and sincere “という風に記載されていますね。
Greg was a humble, genuine person.
He’s a very genuine person.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a priest or minister in some Christian churches “という風に記載されていますね。
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）