VIDEO: What's the Secret to Everlasting Love?

In honor of Valentine's Day, five couples from the area share stories about how they met and some advice to lasting relationships.

Valentine’s Day is only a day away, and in honor of the holiday, Patch asked five local couples, who have been married for several decades, to share stories about their sweethearts and some wise advice to lasting relationships.

Molly and Quentin Clark of Sumner, both 85 years old, first met at Eastern Washington University and both became teachers.

“It’s easier to understand what you’re going through when the other person is doing the same thing you are,” said Molly Clark, who married Quentin 64 years ago.

“It’s important to support each other in whatever enterprise you’re involved with,” Quentin Clark said. “That really makes for camaraderie.”

Watch the video above for stories and advice for the couples.

In the meantime, we are hoping to fill this photo gallery with photos of local couples and words of advice from our readers. Can you help us out?

All you have to do is post a photo of you and your significant other and include in the caption your advice on what keeps your relationship strong. 

Posting a photo is simple--here is what you will need to do: 

  1. Click on "Upload Photos and Videos" button right above the photo gallery
  2. Select a photo of yourself and your significant other
  3. Add a caption with your names, duration of marriage and/or piece of advice


Special thanks to:

Wanda & Earl Sheets of Enumclaw

Sharon & Bill Meyer of Enumclaw

Leslie & Leonard Winchell of University Place

Molly & Quentin Clark of Sumner

Alta & Bill Sterkel of Puyallup

Enumclaw Senior Activity Center

Sumner Senior Center

University Place Senior Center

Lauren Padgett February 13, 2013 at 06:42 PM
All of the advice here is so great, watching this video brings a smile to my face :) I think my favorite part is when Molly and Quentin say to never marry a man who's feet are smaller than yours! So funny.
Mike Lewis February 13, 2013 at 06:52 PM
I love that part too. And the secret is having, "two separate television sets."
Marcia Parker February 13, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Having been married 30+ years Molly and Quentin your advice rings so true.
Akiko Oda February 15, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Thanks for sharing photo and story of your grandparents, Brianne!


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