Black Couple Married 85 Years: Is that Even Possible Anymore?

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In this video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with The Ree-Lationship Guide about the Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of North Carolina.  Herbert and Zelmyra set the Guiness World Record for being married longer than any other living couple on earth (85 years).  Dr. Boyce and Ree speculate on why black America is so intrigued by the couple and whether or not its even possible to have this kind of relationship in the 21st century.



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  1. Yes. I believe it is possible, however, both have to be committed to the relationship. You have to communicate and not be sneaky and a liar.

  2. A marriage can last that long. You just got to make sure that the two people have the same mind set of wanting to make the marriage work and be compatible. The guest is correct, people allow the media, hollywood and celebrities influence their thinking. That is why celebrities don’t stay married no time. I applaud this couple i wish i could have the opportunity to speak with them. You should get marital counseling from these people who have actually gone through the challenges of being married. Not somebody who has been married 2, 3, 4, 5 times. How can they give advice, when they don’t have their house in order.

  3. It is possible. I pray to God for a good black man mate and I got one. We will be married soon however, we will not have as many years as they did because we both waited to get married and have children. We are middle age.

  4. This is a heart-warming story. Is it possible now? NO. The era when these wonderful people become husband and wife fostered honesty, integrity and a cohesiveness that no longer exists in this “me” society. Everyone is out for themselves and what they can get over and above the next one. Women want to get taken care of, men want to be taken care of. Instead of people wanting to deeply love each other and share what they have for the betterment of the relationship. I applaud this couple and say that they are the last of a dying culture.

  5. no marriage this long isnt possible any more…do you see black women nowadays ????? they pro white man they all think they are soo special, and they hate black men and are practically racist towords black men…..everyone do what you want

  6. i have 36 years but not unless they come with a miracle drug will we make 85 years.But i believe we could make it we agree in the beginning we would never leave each other.We have withstood some powerful trials.

  7. I think someone got it twisted……1st yes it is possible if both partners want it to last until “Death do us part”. However, the “black” and “White” thing! Majority of the “Black” men prefer (especially those that have something to offer) anything BUT black women, leaving the “Black” women (even those that are well educated and have plenty to bring to the table as well) with the losers as in ex-cons and rehabers, thugs and those who can’t even keep stable employment. Stop! look at all the welthy black men majority has every kind of race of women except black and what’s worst? these white women don’t even want them…..once their benefit package get to the right amount….. they want out. let’s start with “Terrance Howard” who’s wife is deliberately trying to make a way out. Not to mention the Kardishan (I want out now) girl who is married to the black sports player? oh sure there are many more. When these once popular $$$ is all wiped out comes back home from where they came from and then they have to accept a “round the way home girl” which is nothing wrong with that but they have “NOTHING” to bring to the table, but eat well from what is brought to the table by the “round the way home girl”. Now can a marriage work this long?

  8. No not possible. The attitudes of our up coming generation is…fuck it I ain't gotta……so they give up at the first sign of trouble..nothing has value.. way too many babies momma blame on both sides.

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