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How many happily married couples do you know?

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stubbornft posted 4/9/2019 10:56 AM

Only a few, but the common traits I see are:

1) They show each other respect. Not in some formal, frigid way. They don't talk bad about the other and they treat each other with just a different sense of respect than I see in most couples.

2) Both partners are happy on their own, outside of their identity as a couple.

I feel like I know a lot of people that PRETEND to have happy marriages, but I also know a few that really do and they are a great example.

Thissucks5678 posted 4/9/2019 11:15 AM

I donít know too many in my age group. I think itís the age of our kids. Itís a trying time. But I think my WH and I are happy. I wish my WH hadnít had an affair and we didnít have that scar in our marriage, but I would go back in time and marry him again. I am almost positive a year ago I said the opposite of that. He drives me crazy sometimes, but I really do love him. We are in a good place.

Oftencheatedon posted 4/9/2019 21:52 PM

I had dinner tonight with 12 friends that I have known for over 50 years. One is divorced and two are widowed.

I honestly think that the others are truly happily married. Yes they may have had ups and downs but they are content and enjoying life together.

I also have to disagree with all of the marriage is hard work stuff. Life is hard - but I have not found marriage to a good man to be hard.

Marriage to an asshole is of course hard. But marrying a decent spouse who truly loves and respects you is not exactly rocket science.

After an early divorce and years (decades) of being single I remarried as an older person. We have been married for a decade - no not 2 years but not 2 decades either. We truly like and respect each other.

Are things perfect? Of course not. His son is a worthless POS - but I have nothing to do with him and DH respects my decision. But I have not found it to be hard at all.

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