Today (10 September 2018) we have been married thirty five years – plus one day- which looking back on memories of that day raise the question of whether I now see it through ‘rose tinted’ glasses which of course I have no doubt in many ways I do.
I confess that I’m not a very demonstrative person especially where feelings and emotions are concerned which I naturally only because they are not here to defend themselves or deny it I blame on my parents.
Who by the way we’re both fantastic people.
I suppose we both sometimes wonder how an earth we have lasted this long and I certainly can’t say that it’s because we have never had a disagreement, argument or have at times fallen out – in fact I’m very sceptical when I hear couples say they’ve never disagreed – and perhaps, just perhaps that is why because we are still two individual people with our own views and opinions.
Sometimes my opinion is exactly like the one Liz holds because she tells me so 😂😂
Or perhaps in my excitement all those years ago at getting married to Liz I didn’t read the small print that followed me saying “I will” that apparently went something along the lines of …
“And henceforth if we disagree I am in the wrong” 😱😱😄😄
Well 35 years on and still together is some kind of reward for perseverance and love but if anyone thinks it is because we haven’t changed then they couldn’t be more wrong.
Of course we’ve changed.
Being together for so long must have changed us in so many ways.
If you are now looking for how to succeed in a long term relationship and hoping the punch line to this will provide it – Sorry – we aren’t the people to ask.
All I can say is that overall it’s been a blast.