Thursday, March 22, 2007

1,372.5 hours down....

Just one and a half hours until Jorge is back!

I had a depressing dinner the other day, though. With a divorcee telling me that 80% of her friends who got married in their twenties are now divorced, and how none of her married friends are happy. Stupid lady (actually, she's very nice, but still...).

I pointed out that my parents were married for 30+ years and seemed pretty happy about it to me. My sister is going strong at 10. Aunts, uncles...seem OK to me too. So, based on empirical evidence, I can say that a happy marriage is not a statistical impossibility.

Now, I do make a point of asking long-married couples how they managed, and they pretty much always tell me the same thing, which is along the lines of: "Oh, there were months when I just couldn't stand him, and I wondered why in the hell I went and got married in the first place. But you stick it out during the tough times, and it's worth it."

I think I can live with that.

2 comments:

Dad said...

Click and Clack the Tappet brothers claim that the secret of a long and happy marriage is that the man does what the wife tells him to.

Gwyneth said...

And those are very wise men...