Married 35 Years
What makes a lasting marriage.
I first met my husband in 1975. We dated only a few weeks before we got married. When I look back on our relationship I cannot point out just what held our marriage together this long. There are other couples, ,who like us, have been married for thirty years or more, This made me wonder, What makes a good marriage? I don’t believe there ever was a perfect marriage. It seems some couples do have a great marriage by the outward appearance, but these are usually the couples who get a divorce . The question remains. What holds a life long marriage together ? In my own marriage for example , my husband and I had only known each other a few weeks before we were married and we are still together thirty five years later . Where other couples date or live together for years before marriage ,then too soon their marriage ends in divorce. So, what is it that holds a husband and wife together for a life time? After much thought and observation my conclusion , there is not just one answer because every couples marriage, standards and life styles are different. I do believe however, that commitment and endurance are the two most important keys to a lasting marriage. When a couple gets married they are committing to each other for life becoming as one person. Endurance, enduring together whatever life may bring. Till death do they part.