This is a lovely piece about the moments that send a marriage toward divorce. In fact, this author’s whole blog is amazing.
Everyone wants to know the secret.
But it seems like no one knows it, and if they do, no one’s telling.
The question haunts me now. Because people keep asking and I never know what to say.
“What could she have done?”
I never knew enough to ask that question during my marriage. In the beginning, I was too immature and oblivious. I figured marrying my girlfriend just meant things would always stay the same, and we were both simply agreeing to stay together, forever. Like forever boyfriend and girlfriend.
When you’re young, people tell you marriage is hard. That you really have to work and communicate and forgive.
But when you’re listening to it, you politely nod your head, but think to yourself: These well-meaning people don’t know anything about us. We love each other and are totally committed. They don’t see how we are together when…
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