I’ve been married now for 6.5 years. Not going to win any awards for longevity at this point but we’ve made is significantly longer than a lot of people I know.
There’s a point in your late twenties/early thirties when you look around at all the happily married couples you know and think how lucky you are that you’re surrounded by all these strong relationships because surely they’ll all last.
Then the first couple splits up. That makes you think “okay, they’re the fallen comrades. Surely the rest of us will survive.”
But slowly, steadily marriages disintegrate around you.
It’s disheartening really. I mean, if *they* can’t make it, how on earth will we???
This past year I’ve seen too many people I know going through separation and divorce. Many of our closest “couple friends” have hit Splitsville and now we have very few couples as friends.
My marriage is far from perfect. We have much that we need to work on but no matter how much I’d like to punch him with my ineffectual fists sometimes; I know for certain that I don’t want to split. I think that most, if not all, of our problems can be fixed. He thinks so too.
Will we make it for the long haul? I sure hope so.
Besides ..... I don’t know who else would put up with me!! :)