‘Try before you buy, always say I enjoy you and do not do it!’: Nursing home residents offer HILARIOUS advice on the secrets to a successful marriage – so can you agree with their pearls of wisdom?
The nation’s wisest Australians have shared their recommendations for a successful marriage
Words of wisdom were imparted by the elderly at the Waratah Lodge facility
The advice represents a combined 1,141 years of experience from the residents
Orbost Regional Health compiled the tips from Victoria’s East Gippsland region
One woman, Lora, from the Victorian home simply wrote ‘Don’t do it’ when giving marriage advice
Touching and hilarious advice on how to enjoy a happy marriage has been shared by cheeky care home residents.
Residents from the Waratah Lodge aged care facility at Orbost in Victoria’s East Gippsland offered up words of wisdom for the younger generations, with some warning off marriage all together.
The advice represents the cumulative 1,141 years of experience from the facility’s ageing residents.
Suggestions varied from the touching, such as for instance one man who encouraged people to say ‘I love you’ every day, to the more tongue in cheek.
Orbost Regional Health shared the secrets alongside pictures of each resident as they considered their history of relationships.
90-year-old Aileen joked that lovers should ‘try before you buy’ as her secret to a successful marriage
A 92-year-old man (pictured, left) said you ought to always ‘tell your wife you adore her’, while 90-year-old Barb (right) agreed, saying husbands should be told how lucky they are to have you
‘They certainly are a wise bunch with some poignant messages for us to consider,’ they wrote.
One man, 92-year-old David, said the best tip for a successful marriage was to tell your lady you love her every day.
Others had similar advice, such as for instance 90-year-old Barb who suggested telling your spouse they are the lucky one for having you as a wife.
Meanwhile 93-year-old Joan told young Australians to always respect their partner, and to enjoy each other’s company.
93-year-old Joan (pictured) told young Australians to always respect their partner, and to enjoy each other’s company
Tom, 88, (pictured, left) and Ted, 93, (right) were adamant the trick to a successful marriage was finding the best partner
Grahame, 86, (pictured) advised that a ‘wise man never married’ but accepted he has been ‘still looking’ for the one
The cheeky 83-year-old Brian (pictured) told youthful Australians to keep their particular heads straight down, bums upward and ‘bugger what everybody else thinks’
Another cheeky citizen, 83-year-old Brian, told young families to maintain their mind down, pervs up plus ‘bugger exactly what everyone else thinks’.
But it had been 89-year-old Lora’s advice which usually proved the most tongue-in-cheek, offering simply three easy words – ‘Don’t do it!’
A second series was also produced of more general advice for young people.
This included listening to your parents, smiling everyday and working hard.
Others were specifically aimed at rowdy teenagers, suggesting you should ‘always make your bed’, ‘love your footy team’ and ‘keep off the grog’.
But larrikin Tom had the last laugh – advising people to spend all your money at the pub since you can’t take it with you.
Others were more tongue in cheek, suggesting teens should ‘always make your bed’ and ‘keep off the grog’ (pictured, left) while others told youngsters to love their family (right)
Tom, 88, (pictured) advised people to spend all your money at the pub since you can’t take it with you
Lora (pictured) told youngsters to ‘smile every day’ as she offered her own pearls of wisdom
Barbara (pictured) who is 89 years–old told younger generations to ‘make the most out associated with life’