Post # 122
This thread is so interesting!
My parents just crossed the 45 year mark :). They have known each other since 1st grade and went to prom together, but weren’t ‘together’ until they were engaged. They fulfill lots of hilarious stereotypes: she was the head cheerleader and he was the point guard on the basketball team; she was the valedictorian and he was the principal’s son. Yep. But my grandmother never liked my mom because she wasn’t from the city. So there is definitely a movie somewhere in there. They long-distance dated through college (but were not ‘together’) and got married at 20/21. And for all those who are having TTC issues, they were married 16 years before having kids! They tried everything I was told. It wasn’t til they almost died white water rafting that they got pregnant (eww, parents!)
My FI’s parents I think got married because she got pregnant. They are much much younger than my parents. But both sets of parents are more or less in love/compatible. But I’ve definitely absorbed that there are bad times and marriages take work!
Post # 123
Mine had an unhappy marraige. They were married about 14 years (I’m not sure exactly) and hated each other. They’ve been divorced since I was 12, both re-married.
Post # 124
My parents have been married for 31 years, too! They are still very much in love 🙂
Post # 125
My parents were together 17 years before they got married. After they got married 2 years later they had me and then my dad passed away after they were married for 20 years. My mom never remarried. I think they would still be together if he was still alive. My SO’s parents have been married for over 40 years…
Post # 126
they only knew each other four months and were together 20 years until he passed away
Post # 127
My parents got a divorce after 14 yeats of marriage (I was 15).
Post # 128
My parents have been married for (almost) 29 years. 🙂
Post # 129
They married for my sake when they found out they were pregnant. Didn’t do much good since my biological father was a cheating, lying, stealing a-hole. My mom left her country, and him, to come live with her parents in California, and she never looked back. Good for her.
That was 27 years ago, and we don’t miss him one bit. Honestly, sometimes I forget I ever had a father.
Post # 130
My parents are still happily married after 29 years and DH’s parents are still happily married and are celebrating 30 years this year!
Post # 131
My parents have been married for 23 years.
Post # 132
My parents were married until I was 5, and then began what was probably the worst divorce in the history of all things ever. My mom hasn’t remarried, and I don’t know that she will. She gave up on dating after a couple of not-so-great relationships, which is too bad. I would love to have a stepdad. My father remarried, but I don’t see much of them (none really).
DH’s parents are married still. Happily, I suppose. Divorce doesn’t exist in his family. All of his uncles and aunts on both sides are still married to their original partner, both sets of grandparents, cousins, etc. Literally no divorce anywhere.
Post # 133
@bunnyharriet: my parents married, had me in their first year of marriage, and divorced five years later. basically, they’ve been divorced all my life, though i do have some (unhappy) memories of them being married.
Post # 134
Mine met in college the summer before their senior year and divorced 26 years later, when I was 14. My mother remarried when I was 26 then died three years later. My father has been remarried for nearly eight years. I had the benefit of living with both parents for two years after they divorced so have a pretty balanced view.
Post # 135
My parents were married at 24 and 22 and they’ve been together for 26 years. 8 kids, 11 moves, an obscene number of cars and a son-in-law later, they’re still happily married and loving life.
Post # 136
My parents married on July 8, 1977. So 36 years next month and still going strong.
They grew up blocks apart and were high school sweethearts, married out of college.