(Closed) For the waiting bees. Is there a couple that you look up to?

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My grandparents (on my Mum’s side). They have been through so much together, and are still clearly very in love with each other. They recently had their golden anniversary and were like two lovestruck teenagers! Unbelievably sweet. They are amazing.

My Nan was determined she would get my Grandad. She even made a bet with one of her friends! So many girls were after him but he didn’t want to know, then he met my Nan. 🙂 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Mine29: 

There was a couple in my church I looked up to. They were young and in love. The guy is really handsome and the gal was really pretty. They had beautiful voices and sounded even better when singing together. It was awesome until the wife changed her last name on her facebook back to her maiden name. All that was being protrayed (especially on fb) was pretense. They had trouble concieving and the wife became rebellious. She moved out and had boyfriends. Right now they are working on it. She would still accompany him to staff functions etc. but they just don’t look the same. He is still loyal to her.

There is a new couple I admire. They got married last year but was dating 9 years prior. I met them on the first few dates my SO and I went on 8 yrs ago (my SO helped in hooking them up).

They are both intelligent and you can feel the love between them both, even when they are not being lovey dovey. They are basically the same with the same strange sense of humor. She understands his personality (sometimes introverted) and he understands hers (neat freak)

They both love shoes. I’m a shoeaholic so they are good in my books! It’s like a shoe competition in their closet!

It’s nice to have a lil inspiration. 

Post # 20
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358 posts
Helper bee

Yes a girl I went to high school with and her husband.  They are super active and always doing cool stuff like climbing 14ers and traveling the world which seams to help keep them really close and connected even though they’ve had some struggles with school and work too.  And they’re so positive and friendly!

Post # 21
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6518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mine29:  My in laws. They have been together since highschool. 

Post # 22
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4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mine29:  Nope, not at all. FH and I are doing are own thing, and we are happier that way.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee

@Mine29:  

Yes, I actually had two couples that I looked up to for years. Couples I wanted to “be” when it was my turn to get married. I always thought that they had a very rare kind of relationship. They were just very “together” as individuals and couples, and they had super strong marriages that seemed unusually healthy, affectionate and fun-loving. 

I was single for a long time and I was so impressed and inspired by them that I honestly thought I would never find something like that.

Well, I did. DH came along when I was in my 40s! (Yes, it took me a long time, LOL.) We had the most romantic courtship for two years, and then got married two years ago this Christmas. It’s been smooth sailing the whole way. I’ve never been happier and I feel like I have a dream marriage.

But the funny thing — actually the sad thing — is that BOTH of the couples I used to look up to, are not on such good terms after all. In one of the couples, the husband ended up having a long-term affair after 30 years of marriage — he and his wife are now trying to work it out! And in the other couple (married about 12 years now), there has been a great deal of arguing and fighting going on, and talk of divorce.

Five years ago, if anyone had told me that I would end up being the happily married one, and that both of my “inspiration couples” would end up on the rocks, I never in a million years would have believed it. 

 

Post # 25
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Helper bee

@Mine29:  

Wow, everyone else is being really sentimental… I really think I’d have to go with a few of the classic TV couples… Fran and Maxwell Sheffield, for instance. They have a crazy relationship, but they’re madly in love and they drive each other crazy, which is very much like mine and SO’s relationship, mind you, he never yanks me by the arm like Max does…

I also really enjoy the relationship between Marshall and Lily on HIMYM, until a recent plot twist, which I wont mention due to spoilers… But it really threw me for a loop, because before then they were in a practically perfect relationship.

My go-to for an ACTUAL real-life couple would probably be my SOs parents. Mine are divorced, but his were high school sweet-hearts and were together for 10 years before they got married. I planned and threw them a 25 year wedding anniversary party in 2012.

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