07 February 2020
Why listening to each other is the secret to a long lasting relationship according to Middlesbrough Grange resident
A resident, living in Middlesbrough Grange care home has offered romantic advice to young couples celebrating Valentine’s Day this week.
Pauline Watts, who was married to John for 57 years before he passed away last year, said the secret to their marriage was to always listen to each other and working as a team.
Pauline, 76, who has lived at Anchor’s Middlesbrough Grange care home in Fosdyke Green for five years, said: “Our most romantic day was our wedding day and every day together was special.
“We had a good marriage and enjoyed lots of lovely holidays together. And that’s the key word: together. We worked together to keep the marriage strong. It’s all about give and take.
“Valentine’s Day is an important date as it’s a chance to show you care for someone you love.”
Pauline, who married John at St Andrew’s Church in Thorntree, made all the dresses for her six bridesmaids herself. The couple have three children.
Middlesbrough Grange Manager Bev Grimes said: “Older people have a life time of experience when it comes to love so it’s great Pauline can offer younger couples advice.”