Robert Fass photographed and interviewed 37 couples married for at least 40 years for a project he hopes to turn into a book called As Long As We Both Shall Live: Long-Married Couples In America.
Fass says, People always ask me, Whats the secret? and I say, They seem to like to wear the same pants.
One of the couples he captured on film wears matching plaid pants, and Fass says he visited another couple the other day who were both wearing baggy, faded jeans.
All joking aside, Fass says hes gotten pearls of wisdom from them such as: The three words that save a marriage are not I love you, but Maybe youre right.
Another woman in her seventies told Fass she married one lucky man because, He was the best lay I ever had. What else gets people together? Passion.
Fass work goes on exhibition in New York Feb. 4 and can be viewed online at longmarriedcouples.com.
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