Now, knowing what I know from seeing folks try to take care of each other at this age, I can just imagine what their future holds. There is NO WAY that they can take care of each other and it will be detrimental to the others health to even try!
Secondary story happened last week, when a friend posted a prayer request for her aunt and uncle. The aunt was in the hospital getting a hip replacement and the husband fell and broke his hip! What if they both need care for an extended period of time? They have no children in the area and their niece is a very busy business owner. Can they afford Home Health Care? What if one does not recover well?
Moral of the stories: When someone say's "I'll take care of him and he'll take care of me" Ask them, "What if you both need care?" Better yet, have them try to pick one another up out of a chair and see if they can even do it today! Remember, our job is to talk to 55 year old couple and convince them that the 80 year old couple will probably be unable to take care of each other!