34 Years . . .

Last month Rory and I celebrated our 34th anniversary, which means that next year we will have been married for 35 years.  And that means that by anyone’s standards we are experienced at this thing called marriage.  Fairly often people comment to us that we’ve done a good job of it, that we seem happy together, or that we are a “cute couple.”  (This last always seems a little strange to me, because I don’t really think of 55-year-olds as being cute.)  But certainly we are very glad to have each other, and I know that many couples wish they could say that.  So here are a few musings on what I’ve learned over the years about the subject.  None of these will strike you as original, because they aren’t; I’m just reinforcing what wise husbands and wives have been saying for centuries. Continue reading