I really want to post something wise and helpful here, but I just can't. I can say that a real marriage isn't like some romance novel or reality show. It's down and get your hands dirty at times. It's through good times and bad, rich and poor, sickness and health~ wait, where have I heard those words before? It's a journey you choose to take together. Thick and thin~ waistline and credit line. It isn't easy sometimes, and it's all that matters at others. It's someone you trust to have your back and to hold your heart.
People today seem to put so much faith in being 'in love' and then talk about physical desire. That's not being 'in love', that's being 'in lust'. Love is about caring, sharing, facing challenges and triumphs together. Is it 'work'? Only if you don't want to be there in the first place, Is it easy? On some days, as natural as breathing, on others like a charlie horse, you know it will pass but it hurts like hell right now.
People sometimes ask me how we did it~ I say *stubborn & stupid* one or both of us just wasn't ready to quit, for whichever reason. Or maybe we just can't imagine living without each other.
And for the record, we will celebrate our 45th, anniversary on Dec. 30.