Marietta moved to Tavush at the age of seven. Back in 1989, the village of Ptghavan sheltered her family who fled their home in the Vardashen region of Soviet Azerbaijan. The family of eight children farmed to make ends meet. Marietta left school after finishing 8th grade, as the family could no longer afford her tuition costs. At 22 she met Armen. Shortly after, they got married and moved to Voskevan to live with his parents. Throughout 13 years of marriage, they’ve had to face many hardships, but as Marietta says, they’ve also managed to form a strong partnership.