After 69 years together, a retirement home commits the worst with a retired couple

Some people are lucky enough to meet their soul mate. They are sure of it, they will spend their whole life with this loved one. If today, one out of two marriages ends in divorce, there are still people who love each other for life, and who do not want to be separated. This is the case of Audrey and Herbet Goudine who have been a married couple for 69 years. And above all, they love each other like the first day. Unfortunately, and as they were preparing to celebrate Christmas, they were separated.

A couple in love separated for the first time

Since the day of their meeting, Audrey and Herbert have made a beautiful promise, that of never being separated. They spend their whole life together. There are arguments, of course. Ups, like downs. Moments of doubt, of misfortune. But also moments of happiness so intense that they remember with eyes filled with tears. While they are 89 years old for Madame and 91 years old for Monsieur, they live in a retirement home. Impossible for them to remain completely independent at home, the choice of a retirement home was made. But they obviously chose a double room. Remember the promise: even in old age, it is out of the question for them to be separated.

But with age, Herbert’s state of health worsened. He has dementia. However, the resources of the retirement home are not sufficient to treat him as well as possible. A decision was made: to transfer him to another institution specializing in the field of cognitive impairment. Without his wife. Herbert must therefore leave the retirement home and leave behind his soul mate, the one he has never left.

The couple are separated just before the Christmas holidays

The news falls badly since it is in December, a few days before the Christmas holidays, that the couple learns of their imminent separation. They don’t understand and refuse. They have not left each other for seven decades. It is out of the question for them to accept such a decision without doing anything. Their daughter accompanies them in this fight. She does not understand and accuses the staff of the retirement home of having shown coldness and indifference. She simply asked for her father to be transferred after the Christmas holidays. But this request was refused.

Audrey cries of sadness when she learns that she will spend the end of year celebrations without the man of her life. The two lovers say it’s the worst Christmas of their lives. But the person in charge of the center claims not to have had the choice, that this decision was not taken with lightness of heart: Indeed, it indicates that “to At this stage, I have to follow the rules and regulations set by the government” and “It is illegal for me not to follow these rules”.

Have Audrey and Herbert been reunited for the Christmas holidays?

The couple’s daughter finally admits that the retirement home is just following the rules. But she would have liked the decision to be announced with more sensitivity. She finds it difficult to forget the sadness of her parents. She then makes a promise to herself: to do everything so that her parents can spend the holidays together.. Out of the question for her to see them as unhappy as the stones, each on their side. And she succeeds! Indeed, the two lovers were able to be reunited during the holidays. And when you know how important morale is to be in good health, you can imagine that Herbert felt much better.

From now on, the daughter of the couple wishes above all to reunite them for good, in the same establishment. She doesn’t want them to be separated. She wants them to spend their last days together, as they always promised each other. This story reminds us that true love exists. It’s not easy. That we have to fight. Conclusion, it is a battle worth fighting.

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