Wednesday, June 2, 2010
The M Word.
What makes some married couples stay together while others fall off a cliff? Marriage is a perplexing unity that so many of us enter. Sadly only 40-50% of us will stay together - yikes, those are Vegas odds! What’s equally unnerving is that a couple may be blissfully happy one year and appear to be on the verge of divorce the next. I always look at those situations and ask who gave up on whom? My parents divorced when I was 11 and it was a good thing. That said, I don’t want divorce for myself. My husband is a good man, friend and father and while we have our occasional differences, we are solid. I know one very happy couple who’s been married 40+ years and they continually work on their marriage. They don’t take each other for granted and are consistently looking for ways to communicate and appreciate each other better. There is no doubt marriage is a complicated relationship full of ups and downs. No one ever said it was going to be easy, but for me, it’s worth it. So, what do you think, what makes a good marriage last? (please note this was written before the Gore divorce announcement)