Suppose, we're (I and my wife) asked by people how long our marriage is since we got married. Which tense should I use? Past tense or perfect tense or else?
- We were married for 15 years.
- We've been married for 15 years.
Since a marriage is a status and it occurs once (each marriage), but the status is continuous until both people get separated or divorced, I'm confused, whether I should say the sentence 1. or 2.