We dated for 9 years before getting married! Because we practically grew up together, I was worried that knowing each other too well would create boredom in the relationship leading to marriage problems. However, because we have such a history and tremendous amount of respect, there is a deep level of trust between us keeping us out of marriage counseling. I am not denying that marriage is a lot of work especially when adding children into the picture, but we received some great advice on how to save a marriage……LAUGH. Forgive. Trust. Love. LAUGH again. Life has certainly not been boring. We have been classmates, enemies, boyfriend/girlfriend, fiancee/fiance, husband/wife and now parents, but we have walked this journey together as best friends.
Someday, we will be Grandparents…..but we are in no hurry!