After 40 Years Of Marriage (Heartbreaking Story)


One fine day, an old couple around the age of 70 walks into a lawyer’s office. Apparently, they are there to file a divorce.

Lawyer was very puzzled, after having a chat with them, he got their story…. This couple had been quarreling throughout their 40 plus years of marriage. Nothing ever seems to go right.

They hang on because of their children, afraid that it might affect their up-bringing. Now, all their children have already grown up, have their own family, there’s nothing else the old couple have to worry about. All they wanted is to lead their own life free from all these years of unhappiness from their marriage, so both agreed on a divorce….

Lawyer was having a hard time trying to get the papers done, because he felt that after 40 years of marriage at the age of 70, he couldn’t understand why the old couple would still want a divorce..

While they were signing the papers, the wife told the husband.. ”I really love you, but i really can’t carry on anymore, I’m sorry..” ”It’s o.k., I understand..” said the husband. Looking at this, the lawyer suggested a dinner together with just the three of them. The wife thought, “Why not? since they are still gonna be friends..” At the dining table, there was a awkard silence. The first dish was roasted chicken. Immediately, the old man took the drumstick for the old lady.. ”Take this, it’s your favourite..”

Looking at this, the lawyer thought there might still be a chance for the relationship, but the wife was frowning when she answered.. ”This is always the problem. You always think so highly of yourself and never thought about how I feel. Don’t you know that I hate drumsticks?” Little did she know that over the years, the husband have been trying all ways to please her. Little did she know that drumsticks was the husband’s favourite. Little did he know that she never thought he understand her at all. Little did he know that she hates drumsticks even though all he wants is the best for her.

That night, both of them couldn’t sleep. Throught the night, they toss and turn repeatedly… After hours, the old man couldn’t take it anymore, he knows that he still loves her, and he can’t carry on life without her. He wants her back, he wants to tell her he is sorry. He wanted to tell her “I love you”…

He picks up the phone, started dialing her number…. The ringing never stops.. He never stopped dialing….

On the other side, she was sad. She couldn’t understand how come after all these years, he still doesn’t understand her at all. She loves him a lot, but she just can’t take it anymore…. The phone rang but she refuses to answer knowing that it’s him… ”What’s the point of talking now that it’s over… I have asked for it and now I wanna keep it this way. If not I will lose face..” She thought. With the phone still ringing, she decided to pull out the phone cord… Little did she remember, he had heart problems…

The next day, she received news that he had passed away… She rushed down to his apartment and saw his body lying on the couch still holding on to the phone. He had a heart attack when he was trying to get through to her phone line….

As sad as she was, she have to clear his belongings. When she was looking through the drawers, she saw this insurance policy dated from the day they got married with the beneficiary being her. And together in those files, there was this note.

“To my dearest wife,
By the time you’re reading this, I’m sure I’m no longer around. I bought this policy for you. Though the amount is only $100k, I hope it will be able to help me continue my promise that I have made when we got married. I might not be around anymore but I want this amount of money to continue taking care of you just like the way I will if I could have live longer. I want you to know I will always be around by your side. I love you. ”

Tears flowed like river……

“When you love someone, let them know… You never know what will happen the next minute… Learn to build a life together.. Learn to love each other… For who they are.. Not what they are…”

19 Comments on “After 40 Years Of Marriage (Heartbreaking Story)

  1. Communication is a must, in a relationship. Openess is the key

  2. relatively closer to our situation. its a nice story of a marriage life hope it can give a lesson

  3. Thre cant be reaction in all cases.Here I am totally lost,emotionally charged,my voice choked,heartbit gone up.Itoo had a heart attack,Iam in 77 and my death may solve many problems.My daughter in law will be the happiest person and my Son will be the most shocked person.

  4. It is a very sad story.
    Sometimes, stubbornness and high pride do not do us any good. Swallowing pride once in awhile is good. True, life is very short. Let our love ones know how much we love them with our pride and stubbornness get in our way.

  5. This is a very sad touching story and our relationship is around the corner just like them well…., anyways thats right we have to show our love ones know n feel that we do care and appreciate them in our lives!

  6. Life is just kike a raindroo fall settle in leave does’nt know which direction to fall its depend on wind

  7. So i am right that i always spill out my hearts content. No sorry story in the end.

  8. This is a very touching & sad story..of dedicating 40 years of Marriage to (1) person and not really communicating clearly?? How could he be thinking that after all these years she loves chicken drumsticks when in fact she hated them?? And why did she not want to answer the phone if she knew it was him?? What did she not want to hear again and again?? CLEAR Communication is KEY

  9. It is best to say i love you most of the time….it really works ….these three magic words!!!!!!!

  10. I its sad but its a story that gives. Meaning to a real love. I love this story.

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