(Closed) Is there a married couple you look up to?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

i love ice & coco!

Post # 18
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@wifegoodman: haha, I’d have to agree with that! 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

FI’s sis and her husband have been married 5 years and have always given us very wise counsel.  Their home has this happy feel, and though they have their squabbles they have an obviously strong foundation.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My grandparents had a wonderful marriage. They truly loved each other and you could see it when they were together. They could argue with the best of them but they never let it affect their marriage. And it showed me that weathering the storms together are really what keep you together. They loved each other greatly until he passed. Our family has not been the same since he left us. If I have a little bit of their happiness then I will have a happy marriage.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yup Ice and Coco for me too!

Sometimes when hubs does something gross I ask him if he thinks Ice would do that in front of Coco…

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Unfortunately, no marriage comes to mind for me. Both my DH and I have divorced parents that never remarried. All the marriages I know of don’t seem to be working out that great either. This actually motivates me to do a really good job at working to make our marriage very fantastic though.

Post # 23
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Newbee

Haha I love that I am not the only one that loves Ice & Coco. They are a hoot and so in love!

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

FI’s parents. And also my neighbours in my condo. They’re 93 and 96 (her and him, respectively.) They’ve been married since she was 16, so about 77 years! That’s nuts! They’re the sweetest little old people ever.

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My ILs. They haven’t always had an easy go of it, but even when things were at their roughest they made a point to make their marriage a priority. They’ll be married 45 years in a few weeks, and they still hold hands and sneak kisses. 

Post # 26
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Newbee

My paternal grandparents.  I’ve always said that their marriage is what I would want mine to be.  They’ve been married for 45 years, went through quite the rough patch at one point, still obviously so in love and are always trying to find ways to make their marriage better.  Yes, they are like any other couple that fights and bickers at times, but they’ve established a system of working through it and coming out better from it.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’d have to say that I look up to my uncle and aunt… You can literally FEEL the love from the other side of the room when you’re with them..They married quite young – around 23ish?

They go everywhere together and he still brings home flowers and gifts when he goes on business trips. 

This is kind of going off the topic but the same aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago and he did not leave her side for a single moment. Yeap. He was literally glued to her and even put himself in charge of creating and styling a wig for her after chemo. She is now fully recovered and I can’t help but think his love really helped her to pull through Smile

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Probably my mom and dad– in ways. They are still clearly in love after 27 years and enjoy each other’s company, but I have NEVER heard them say “I love you” and they rarely hold hands or kiss or cuddle or… well… touch affectionately?

On the other hand, if, in 27 years, I not only stand being around DH, but ENJOY being around DH, I’ll have thought I’ve found something great.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmm well it’s tough for me to look up to my parents marriage. Whilst they are back together now, they did split up for a while when my dad left for another woman who he had been seeing for years. I knew it was going on for a long time yet my mother was completely oblivious and would blame me for dirty text messages on his phone (gross!) and nobody apologised to me when he was finally caught out. Meh.

Marriage wise I can look up to one set of grandparents as they were together for life (until my grandad died). Whilst my other grandparents were also together til death, they were not married and my grandmother was actually the “other woman” who my grandad ran off with (history repeats itself).

My FIL’s are pretty close, and so are all FH’s aunts and uncles (and there are hundreds of them lol) so hopefully this is a good sign, especially as marriage is very very important to FH. He’s obviously had great examples set 🙂

Post # 30
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My parents for sure….40 years in December!  And just as much in love as ever.  🙂 

Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

DH’s parents have a great marriage after 35 years. I really admire & look up to them in many ways.

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