Post # 1
I’m getting annoyed with some people. My wedding is just under 3 weeks away. My Fiance and I are absolutely beyond excited about it. We can’t wait. Here’s what’s getting to me – people with failed marriages who feel it necessary to tell me I still have time to back out. I’ve experienced it at work, and so has my Fiance. To me, that’s crossing a line. I just had a former coworker rant for 15 minutes to me about his ex wife, how he’d never get married again, and how marriages don’t work. I know it shouldn’t get to me, but it does a bit.
When people tell me about how I still have time to run or so does Fiance, I bring up the long lasting marriages I’ve seen in my life. My parents have been together 33 years, my aunt and uncle are at 36 years, FI’s parents are 44 years, and my grandparents just celebrated 65 years. Those are the marriages that inspire me. Both Fiance and I hope to have the kind of marriage our parents have had.
So Bees, what I would love to hear about is the marriages that inspire you….family…friends….or even fictional marriages.
Post # 3
My parents have been together for 43 years. They bicker and fight, sometimes a lot, but nothing ever shakes their commitment to our family. They both fought cancer recently – my dad 6 years ago, my mom last year – and they supported each other in a way only a loving partner could. I hope I’m as lucky 43 years from now.
Post # 4
My grandparents just celebrated 49 years (yes I have very young parents!) and they not only still seem committed and in love, but they still take the time for romance and flirting. They go out dancing (tango, sexy!) together and I have always been inspired by the spark and respect in their relationship.
Post # 5
My parents have been married for 29 years and although my dad has a hard time shwing affection because of PTSD from Vietnam, they truly do love each other. My mom keeps him laughing and he keeps her on time lol 🙂 They are a great balance.
I haven’t had anyone divorced give me crappy wedding advice like that, but FI’s parents have been together 30 years and are just good roommates. We avoid wedding with him because he always says either “it’s not my wedding so I don’t care” or “I don’t know why you’d wanna get married anyhow.”
That’s why I love hanging out with my parents 🙂
Post # 6
My sister and brother-in-law have an inspirational marriage. They got married a year after graduating high school, when she was 18 and he was 19. Last summer, they celebrated their 20th anniversary. In the interim, they went to college, moved to about 10 different cities in California, bought houses, sold houses, changed careers, moved across the country, lost family members, gained and lost pets, gained and lost weight, and decided to remain childless. Their interests and goals have changed over the years, and I find it truly inspirational that they have managed to stay together while growing up and become the people they are today. Everyone thought it was crazy that they married so young, but as my sister explained it to me, “I knew I was going to spend the rest of my life with him, and I didn’t see the point in waiting.”
Post # 7
My grandparents have been married 61 years! I really admire that after all this time, they still treat each other with kindness and respect. Our parents have been married for 36 and 43 years respectively. I’ve seen them have their share of fights, but they have been good role models for marriage.