07 February 2020
Annesley Lodge couple share their top tips for having a successful relationship
An older couple from Hucknall, living in Annesley Lodge have offered romantic advice to young couples celebrating Valentine’s Day this week.
Robert and Sheila Paulson, who have been married for 65 years, said the secret to their marriage was to always listen to each other and make sure they made up after an argument.
Sheila, 88, who has lived with Robert, 87, at Anchor’s Annesley Lodge care home in Annesley Road since March last year, said: “Our most romantic day was our wedding day and since then every day has been special.
“My advice to young couples is to never go to sleep without resolving an argument. And not having sex before marriage makes your wedding night so much more special.
“Valentine’s Day is a chance to show you care for someone you love and we are still in love after number years of marriage.”
Robert was a bandsman and Sheila was a soldier in the Salvation Army so they were married in uniform in the organisation’s chapel in Hucknall. The couple, who have two sons, John and Andrew, will be joining their friends at care home name for a Valentine’s party on day (14 February).
Annesley Lodge Manager Jolene Anderson said the Valentine’s party was part of a packed programme of activities at the care home.
She said: “This is such an exciting event. There will be lots of fun, colour and wonderful food all made from fresh seasonal ingredients. Older people have a life time of experience when it comes to love so it’s great Robert and Sheila can offer younger couples advice.
“The party is part of Annesley Lodge ongoing programme of interesting activities which aim to stimulate the residents physically and mentally.
“Such events are also a great occasion for residents to socialise with friends and their families.”