This is Mom (aka Kathy Buskirk) on MarriagePR (I’m Sara’s mom and Ned’s mom #2).

Today, I’ll be asking the question, “Why do you think your marriage has lasted?”

I’ll be talking to family and friends who have been married no less than 48 years. I think this is quite an accomplishment, with ½ of all marriages proclaiming, till DIVORCE do we part!

These marriages appear to be standing or have stood, the test of time………..are there any common threads running through these marriages?

“The grass isn’t greener on the other side of the fence. The grass is greener, WHERE it is watered.”

Have a blessed day!

Carol D'Albora
July 21st, 2009 11:40 am


I love the comment. I’ve been married for 38 years and on the day we married, neither of us had a shred of doubt about whether marrying each other was the right thing to do. So, I’d like to add, that if either of you have a niggling feeling that it’s not quite right, don’t get married in the first place!


Dad 2
July 21st, 2009 2:00 pm

Beautifly done, my lovely wife. We are so fortunate to have gotten the gift of “marriage” education from our family and friends.

So, until death do us part….no we’ll still be together in heaven (Dear Lord, no bossing me around in heaven!)

July 28th, 2009 1:16 am

This is a beautiful piece, but I’m left wondering: what about dysfunctional families, such as when one parent is an alcoholic or mentally ill? At what point is it okay to walk away from the marriage “for the children”?

Thanks – love YourPR!

August 10th, 2009 4:56 pm

It’s great to get insight on this from the experts! You and David are such an inspirational pair and it was so cool to hear from your parents and friends too.
Thanks for putting so much of your heart into this, Kathy. I loved it!

August 18th, 2009 9:03 am

thank you for putting so much effort and time into this podcast. i listened to the entire thing.. some of the stories brought tears to my eyes. the lessons i learned from this podcast made a deep impression on my view of marriage and choosing wisely.

i sincerely appreciate the time you took to make this piece. it truly touched my heart.

with sincerity,