36 Things I Know After 36 Years of Marriage – by Winifred M. Reilly

This is fantastic, nothing beats personal experience, good for you. You are reaping the benefits of your effort 🙂 May the pair of you continue to live a happy and prosperous life together.

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Winifred M. ReillyThis week, my husband and I will celebrate our 36th anniversary.

Some years we’ve gotten dressed-up and gone out to dinner. Other years we’ve simply marked the day with a kiss.

Once, we were both sick with the flu and I vaguely remember clinking our glasses of orange juice together and then sleeping right through the day.

Then there was the year when we were so embroiled in struggle that we let the day pass without even a word.

That’s what marriage is: richer, poorer, good times and bad. Each year with its surprises and challenges, its hard fought lessons, its moments of sweetness.

To honor our many years together, here are 36 lessons I’ve found most valuable:

  1. If you think marriage would have been much easier with somebody else, you’re probably wrong.
  2. Most marital problems are fixable. Really. Even the tough ones.
  3. The D word (divorce) is a dangerous…

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