Today is our 18th wedding anniversary, and I am thrilled that I actually still like my husband after all these years.
I’m not making a joke. I think it’s a hard trick for couples to not only stay in their marriage but to actually want to be with that person and still enjoy that person after many, many years.
It’s still the highlight of my day when Michael comes home from work and I can’t wait to get the kids in bed and spend time with just him. I still want to know his opinions on world events, songs, articles, books, etc…. (I’ve been waiting for him to finish “The Marriage Plot” so we could discuss and now I need to him to read “The Hunger Games” so we can also discuss. He felt the need to suck me into “The Game of Thrones” so he’d have a partner with which to watch.)
Do we fight? Heck yes. Do we disagree? Yup. Are we mean to each other sometimes? Absolutely.
In no way is our marriage perfect or unbreakable, but he is the person I would still choose to be with over anyone else in the world. I look forward to the kids going off to college so it can be me and him again. At this point, I am not afraid of the empty nest and being left with just my spouse.
We are planning a short trip for just the two of us later this year, and I just can’t wait to be alone with him. I’m so excited to be in a rental car just being able to drive and talk and see things together.
So however many years you’ve been married, do you still like your spouse? Do you still want to spend time with him/her? Do you still want to share things with him/her? Do you still seek alone time and a life outside of the kids?