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I had to chuckle when I came across the headline of a 99-year-old Italian man filing for divorce from his 96-year-old wife. I mean, after 77 years of marriage it seems like a no-brainer that death, not divorce, will do you part. But that wasn’t the case for this couple.

Apparently, an Italian man by the name of Antonio C was going through his wife’s things just before Christmas and found letters indicating she’d had an affair 70 years ago. Mr. C was so distraught by the news he immediately filed for divorce from his wife, never mind seven decades had elapsed since her indiscretion.

Despite his wife’s, referred to as Rosa C, pleas to keep their marriage together, Mr. C wasn’t having it. He’s set on divorce and has already filed the documents.

This isn’t the first time the couple faced difficulty. A decade ago they briefly separated, but decided to work it out.

We’ve had several conversations before about infedelity and its impact on a marriage, but after 77 years of building a life with someone I don’t think divorce would have been my first response to finding out about an affair more 70 years ago, but then again, I’m not in their situation.

What do you think? After nearly 80 years of marriage, would you divorce your mate over an affair? 

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  • lori

    come on people what happened to forgivness? It was 70 yrs ago and she chose to stay with him. In light of his lack of forgivness I can see her feeling now that she made a mistake by staying with him!

    • Uncontainable Spirit

      She chose to stay with him? Seriously lori? So this is ‘His’ fault? lol! That’s rich!

  • Uncontainable Spirit

    I wonder how you ladies who are ridiculing this man would react were He the one who was cheating on Her all those years ago. Hmmmmmmm…

    • Tim.

      All those women who are talking shit about this boss are just tampons or female douche bags (Take you pick).

    • Actually, woman are the ones to stay much more than men. Some people feel (especially if the man is successful) that “men cheat” so women have to deal with it. But when women cheat, men feel that it’s just an unforgivable betrayal (as if women have no feelings….).

  • Q. Hostetler

    I can’t stand the double standard among some people (mostly women). If a woman leaves a cheating spouse then she is commended for being strong and independent. But if the man doesn’t want to forgive his unfaithful wife then he is derided as a selfish neanderthal. Or worse the unknowing critics (women) insinuate that the man must have done something to deserve the betrayal in the first place.

  • francisi

    My partner found out his wife in bed with thow males that were living in the marital home. They have been married for 30 years, a few months later he found out that his four kids are not his and that his wife has also selpt with his son in law. Despite all of this he stil wants her back !!!!! …because of the 30 years as a perfect couple !!!!!