Listening to each other and persistence has been the key to their long lasting relationship, an American couple who has been married for the past 75 years said. Betty Markoff, who recently celebrated her 75th wedding anniversary with her husband Morrie Markoff, said that relationships are difficult and people today tend to give up too quickly, LA Downtown News reported. Markoff said that the key is to listen to each other and even if one doesn't agree with another, the couple has to communicate. She added that a couple has to speak in a language which they can understand and listen to what the other has to say. The couple, who met at Betty's cousin's wedding, have two children, five grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren together.Source: ANI << Calming Down After Fight With Hubbies is the Key to Marital... Torture can Permanently Alter Perception of Pain: Study >> Recommended Reading How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE Infidelity Infidelity is no longer seen as a midlife crisis alone because younger people are beginning to cheat on their spouses READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Find a Doctor Indian Medical Journals Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) More News on: How to Save your marriageSexual Intercourse FactsDivorce: Pros and ConsIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?