Tuesday, April 27, 2010

For Better or Worse

“When one vows at the onset of a marriage to live together “for better or worse” one anticipates little of the “for worse” scenario. Yet heartache , tragedy, sickness and death are invariably a part of the marriage, especially in the later years. Then one is particularly grateful for the support and love of a lifelong partner- someone who remembers you as you once were and who continues to care for you as you are now. To be the intimate witness of another person’s life is a privilege one can full appreciate with time. To have weathered the storms of early and middle marriage- the turmoil of children, the death of one’s parents, the adult struggles of ones own children- can create an irreplaceable attachment to the person who has shared that history with you.”

by Marilyn Yalom

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