13 February 2020
Halcyon Court couple offer romantic advice to young valentines
An older couple living in Halcyon Court from Leeds have offered romantic advice to young couples celebrating Valentine’s Day this week.
Eugene and Diana Harris, who have been married for 16 years, said the secret to their marriage was having a healthy mix of love, fun and a good sense of humour.
Diana, who visits Eugene every day since he moved into Anchor’s Halcyon Court care home in Cliff Road in July last year, said: “Our most romantic day was our wedding day and since then every day has been special.
“Our marriage has lasted because we’ve shared many fun times and holidays. Trust and patience are also important. My advice to young couples would be to not take life too seriously, celebrate good moments and be kind to one another. Having a shared hobby helps build a relationship. We had a shared love of music and performed in a steel band."
“Valentine’s Day is a chance to show you care for someone you love and we are still in love after 16 years of marriage.”
Eugene, 67, who married Diana at Hazelwood Castle in Tadcaster, has three chil-dren and one grandson.
Halcyon Court Manager Laura Clark said everyone could benefit from the lessons older people had learnt in their relationships.
She said: “Older people have a lifetime of experience when it comes to love so it’s great Eugene and Diana can offer younger couples advice.”