How we stay together: 'We're just touching each other constantly'

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Michael and Alyce Swinbourne’s relationship has survived setbacks, stress and life in a tiny caravan – because the pair put each other’s needs first

Names: Michael and Alyce Swinbourne
Years together: 15
Occupations: Retired and researcher

“If you want to test your relationship, ride a tandem bike,” says Michael Swinbourne, remembering a trip he and his wife, Alyce, took to the Clare Valley where they cycled the Riesling trail. “I was steering and she’s there in the back taking selfies and we’re weaving from side to side.” Alyce jumps in: “He’s like: ‘What are you doing?’ ‘Nothing.’ ‘Are you pedalling?’ ‘Yeah, sure.’”

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Source: theguardian