JokesMarriage A Couple Were Asked For The Secret To Their Long Marriage. The Wife’s Response Is Golden. 43.9k Views A couple had been married for 45 years. And They had raised a brood of 11 children and were blessed with 22 grandchildren. When asked the secret for staying together all that time, the wife replies, “Many years ago we made a promise to each other: “ “The first one to pack up and leave has to take all the kids.” See more Previous joke Fred And Mary Got Married. Next joke A Polar Bear Cub Comes Home From School.