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Lissy and Per, who have been together for 17 years and married for 11.
This is their story.

Lissy and Per

This is an interview I did 5 years ago with Lissy and Per. But it’s such a heartwarming interview about love and respect for each other, and I want to share it with you.

Lissy and Per in Skagen.

I’m in Skagen. Skagen is the northernmost city in Denmark and I’m here to do an interview with Lissy and Per, who have been together for 17 years and married for 11. Per is 61 years old and Lissy Simonsen is 64.

The interview was about how to be together for so many years, and I was also looking for the good advice for a good relationship.

Lissy and Per live right next to the church in a small apartment with a nice garden. They have lived here for the last 12 years. Or maybe it’s 14? They cannot not quite remember, but they tell me that this is the best place they have ever lived.

This Tuesday morning, have they set the table up with coffee, muffins, and the most amazing banana cake I have ever tasted? I quickly decided to see if I could lure the recipe out of Lissy.

How Lissy and Per meet

They met on Kos – the Greek island. And down by the pool you could get a massage. So Lissy and Per agreed to give each other a massage. And since then, they have been together.

Lissy lived in another city, when they met, so in the beginning Lissy traveled back and forth between Ringe and Skagen. She did that for two years, and then she moved up to Per.

Lissy was actually with another man when she and Per met at Kos, so she had to end that in a good way before she and Per could be together.

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Lissy and Per really have love for each other

Lissy and Per really love each other – it’s so easy to see, and I enjoyed the day together with them so much. You can just feel the love and respect they for each other

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