Loving each other through the hard times is what gives strength to the bulwarks that are needed to endure the unavoidable challenges to your love and commitment to each other. Difficulties come with life and the quicker we realize there is no getting around it, the quicker we can began to work with each other to keep our love for each other alive and vibrant.
I’m not saying go through life with ill-fitting rose-colored glasses, but don’t go through life with the “woe is me” syndrome either! Being there for each other as time changes us, as we began to grow old with each other, is what is sometimes under attack. It is our job as husbands and wives to work with each, being there for each other and being the best friend to each other. Be that support system for each other as life comes at both of you. This way, you will grow together and learn one another as life changes.
Years ago I knew a man who was about to retire. He said one of the saddest and most frightening things I’ve heard. He said he was about to spend his retirement with a woman he did not know anymore–his wife. This was the condition of their relationship after being married to each other for over 40 years! It was obvious that they did not grow together. Love each other as if this was the last day you have together, enjoy each other to the point where you are looking forward to seeing each other after a long day at work. Live your lives together and treat each day as a holiday celebrating each other!