Couple With Down Syndrome Tells How They Keep Their Marriage Happy For 23 Years

Date March 26, 2018 10:35

They both have the Down syndrome, and they both have gone through bullying and humiliation. But despite all of these, they found real love. Tommy and Maryanne have just celebrated their 23rdwedding anniversary. Today, the couple opens up about the secret which keeps their marriage strong for so many years.

Tommy and Maryanne: love what matters

Tommy and Maryanne Pilling were born with Down syndrome. They met 24 years ago and soon after began dating. After one year, Tommy decided to propose to his lovebird. At that time, the man didn’t have enough money to buy Maryanne an engagement ring. So, he bought a plastic ring instead.

Maryanne was impressed by Tommy’s creativity. Of course, she said “Yes.” This year, the happy couple celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary.

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Tommy and Maryanne struggled through many difficulties during these years. Tommy underwent a cataract surgery, and the pair moved to Maryanne’s mother for three weeks until he recovered.

Tommy calls his wife his biggest supporter in life. This year, on March 21, Tommy celebrated his 60th birthday.

The Pillings got used to hearing offensive comments from people who couldn’t believe their marriage would last long because of their special condition. The couple proved the haters were wrong.

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Today, Maryanne and Tommy live their life as an ordinary couple. They bowl, see movies, and go out for dinner with friends. The only thing they regret is having no kids.

On their 23rd wedding anniversary, Tommy and Maryanne reveal the secret of their happy marriage.

What keeps our marriage so strong is that there is never a hidden agenda. Anything is possible with love and there should be no limitations for anyone, no matter what their circumstances are. 

Our congratulations to Tommy and Maryanne on their anniversary. We wish them pure love and great happiness for many long years.


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