Beyond Blessed

276517715_3e0ad94b0f_zThis April my wife and I will have been married for eighteen years. We often talk about divorce.

I wonder how many other long term relationship couples discuss separation on a regular basis.

Once, Mary asked if we would ever get a divorce, if we’d still have sex. I shrugged in my normal, flippant way. How do you answer a question like that? She smiled knowingly. Maybe she even blushed a bit. Then she said, “I think we would, and it would be really hot sex.” line

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Then, it was my turn to blush. After all these years together, we are still sometimes shy with each other.

In fact, because these blog posts are very public in a TV-reality show kind of way, the chances of her reading this post are pretty high. I can imagine her response: “You wrote that!?”

The last time we discussed divorce we talked about survival. We have invested so much in each other, we would be lost without the other. And I think then about all the times I have failed as a husband–sinking money we didn’t have into a pizza shop that never opened, not ever buying flowers on Valentine’s Day because I am too cheap, accidentally leaving the bathroom door open to–well, you know, go to the bathroom, never ever remembering her birthday–is it the 7th or the 8th of November? I get around that last one by celebrating both days, but she knows my tricks.

It amazes me she has stayed with me this long, and I am beyond blessed.line

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