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Old 06-26-2010, 04:58 PM
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Happy face *thirtysomething* years

~ Well, my husband and I have been together
ever since waaay back in 1966 when we were
14 + 15 year old *high school sweethearts*

and we have been married since 1973.

Whenever asked.....
"What is your secret?"

~ my response has always been
quite simply..... COMPROMISE!
are not my whole life ~
but they make my life whole.
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Old 06-27-2010, 04:55 AM
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who else among us has been married forever?

~ PLEASE share your very special *love story*!
are not my whole life ~
but they make my life whole.
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:44 PM
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I've been married for 14yrs. so far. It's had it's ups & downs but I wouln't want to have to go through the dating scene like some of my friends are doing. It's rough! I also feel very blessed as it's rare that couples stay together anymore! I am hearing of this person & that person getting a divorce every time I turn around! I love my dh & he's my best friend even though he gets on my nerves at times,lol. I know I'm a pain in his butt too but he treats me good & we take care of each other! I would be lost without him!

The funny thing is how we met. My girlfriend wanted me to go out with him but I was a single , working Mom & had no interest in men! I was focusing on my kids & working to suppoert them! I told her "No". Then after about a week she just showed up at my apartment with him! I had been cleaning for my parents & was a complete mess!!! I agreed to meet him after they waited for me to shower & get ready. It took me a whole 2 hrs. as I took my time thinking he'd get tired of waiting & leave,lol. He waited ! We spent the night talking & playing cards ( the 4 of us) & I thought he was a young punk! I didn't like him! Then a week later he called & I agreed to go out as friends. We went out that night & the rest was history! He has been a wonderful husband & father to not only our 2 kids but my 2 sons that he helped raise since they were 5 & 3! He basically is the only Dad they know! I now Thank God everyday for putting him in my life!

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:33 AM
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My story is similar to "Sheltie's". My dh and I were hs sweethearts (15 & 16 years old). We've been together for 35 years and we will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in 2011. We have 2 grown up children, one lovely dil, and we're patiently waiting for grandchildren!! I don't know of any "secret" to a successful marriage. My dh is just a very patient, sweet man who loves me more than I deserve. We are best friends and that makes for a marriage of fun -- as well as romance! Best wishes to everyone celebrating their long/short relationships!!

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:39 AM
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We have been married for 24 yrs and for us we both don't believe in ending a marriage with divorce so it has made us work through problems and bad years when it would have been easier pre-children to say the Heck with it and leave.

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Old 07-23-2010, 09:38 AM
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My 2nd hubby and I agreed no divorce for us that we would work out any probs but God called him Home after exactly 8 yrs and 3 months to the date
I will take what I am served knowing someone out there is being served MUCH less
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:21 PM
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I was born in 1966

My hubby and I have been married since Aug 1987 and our advice would be to keep the lines of communication open at all times and talk to each other about things, big things little inconsequential daily things.
Being interested in each others hobbies and daily life, even if you're not show you are.

Don't worry, be happy LOL

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Old 07-24-2010, 06:56 AM
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I'll soon be married for 31 years. We both still care about each other even after 5kids and 4 grand kids. It still takes hard work and lots of compromising. But we have had our ups and downs too. Married since September 1979.

Best Wishes for all long and happy marriages.

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