Among all the doom and gloom about the state of marriage these days, it’s nice to celebrate a heart-warming story once in a while. Meet John and Ann Betar, who celebrated their 81st wedding anniversary last week – making them the longest-married couple in America. And how happy they look to still be together!

The video can do the talking, but here are some of their words of wisdom about keeping their love young:

“Just contentment… with what you have, what you’re doing.”

“Marriage isn’t a lovey-dovey thing for 80 years… You learn to accept one another’s ways of life, agreements, disagreements…”

“They expect miracles from each other…like you have to agree with me…but it doesn’t work that way.”

The cutest bit? The way that they laugh together, even all these years later – I’m sure that’s one of their secrets too.

Tamara El-Rahi is an associate editor of MercatorNet. A Journalism graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, she lives in Australia with her husband and two daughters.