Will you still need me …

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“… will you still feed me, when I’m Sixty-Four?” I think many of us know this 1967 The Beatles song. I was looking at this older couple walking among the Pitt Street Mall, giving each other support and holding hands when the crowd got a bit too big.

How many new couples will enjoy such lasting, loving relationship? In Australia, the median length of marriage before separation is around 9 years. Many people never marry, and for example 31% of all babies born in Australia are born to unmarried mothers. Our society is changing.

Some may say that longevity of a marriage is no measure of happiness, but when you look at a couple like the one captured in this photograph it seems great to have the partnership that lasts.