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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

30 Years of Marriage - A Partnership With Passion

Our Favorite Photo From Our 25th Anniversary Trip to Paris

There is nothing healthier for us as people than having a successful marriage. My husband and I have been married 30 years today. Over the years people have asked us how we have succeeded at staying married. According to the statistics, we have definitely beaten the odds. First-off I think people in relationships need to stay humble and also not take anything for granted. The person you know today may not be the same person 10 years from now. We all keep changing. That should be a good thing, not a bad thing. My husband and I have both had multiple careers at this point in our lives. Whenever I have wanted a change, my husband has always been supportive of me, and I of him. I am actually fascinated to watch my husband embrace new passions and take on new challenges. It allows us to refresh ourselves and our marriage even though we have now known each other for over 40 years.

We have had a lot of challenges in our lives over those 40 plus years. Many of them very dramatic. Some traumatic. We have never seen each other as the enemy during the hard times but instead as partners and team mates facing the challenge together. Life is hard enough as it is, the last thing I need is someone I am fighting with as I am out there in the world confronting the lions, tigers and bears.

I know I am blessed. I married my best friend who happens to be handsome, funny, sexy, loving, a fabulous dad, good dancer, highly intelligent and fully engaged in life. He is up for the adventure. He also seems to like and love me too!

Have we had our challenges? You bet. But I think it is how you approach those challenges that frames the health of the marriage. Are we still working on making ourselves and our marriage even better? You bet. I am amazed, to tell you the truth, that after all these years, we are actually getting better, not worse at communicating. This can definitely enhance a relationship. It has definitely improved ours.

I am one lucky woman. The best part is, I know it. I count my blessings, that just keep coming, that I had the chance and instinct to marry the perfect man for me. Here's to at least another 30 years together!