Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter look back at 75 years of marriage: 'It's a full partnership'

On July 7, former President Jimmy Carter, and Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady, will celebrate 75 years of marital bliss.The 39th president said that it was a "full partnership" when speaking to The Associated Press about their marriage.From 1977 to 1981, Carter was President of the United States.Subscribe to the 10 Things in Politics Daily Newsletter.Subscribe to the 10 Things in Politics Newsletter for the latest news in politics and the economy. Loading something is currently loading. Click Sign up to receive marketing emails and other offers from Insider.Former President Jimmy Carter, and Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady, will mark their 75th wedding anniversary on July 7. They will be reflecting on a remarkable and varied life that took them from rural Georgia to places around the world as a Naval Family to the Governor's Mansion and eventually the White House.Despite their eight-decade-long marriage, certain things have remained the same.The former President Carter (96) and the former first Lady (93), still reside in Plains, the small city in southwestern Georgia where they were born. They often share the same loving gaze that many have spent years searching for.The 39th president said that it was a complete partnership in a joint interview with The Associated Press ahead of their anniversary date.Carter was a young midshipman at the US Naval Academy. He spent some time away from the institution. A first date with Rosalynn ignited the spark that would blossom into a lifetime full of memories.Carter stated that his most important decision was not as leader of the free international or as executive officer of a nuclear sub early in the Cold War. It was his courtship with Eleanor Rosalynn Smith in 1945, which led to their marriage in the following year.The former president said that his biggest secret was to marry the right person if he or she wants to have a long-lasting relationship.Rosalynn Carter, former President of the United States, arrives with her husband for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a solar panel installation on land he owns in Plains, Georgia. AP Photo/David Goldman. FileThe first couple shared their advice on how to keep a lasting relationship.The former president stated that reconciliation and communication are essential for both spouses every day. He also explained that the deeply religious couple reads together the Bible each night. "We don’t go to bed with any remaining differences.Rosalynn Carter stated that it is important to find common interests while keeping some boundaries in place.She told The Associated Press that Jimmy and she are always looking for new things together. "Everyone should have their own space. This is very important.The former first lady was a trusted support system for her husband during her time in the White House. She also engaged in her own causes which included mental health awareness and health care.They plan to celebrate their anniversary in their hometown a few days later.Rosalynn Carter made a joke about the size crowd expected to attend the event.She laughed and said, "We have too many people to invite." "I am actually praying for some turndowns, and regrets."