I had a conversation with a woman today who’s husband recently died. They’d been married for 60 years. I cannot imagine how that must feel. She’s a lovely woman who’s just getting on with her life. Like me she has 7 kids but her kids are dotted about the world so she really has been left to it. I take my hat off to anyone who can stay with another human being for that amount of time.
We youngsters just don’t have the staying power. I do have a friend who’s been married for over 35yrs but I think its more co-dependency than love. Maybe the older generation just have more staying power. I suppose it must be comforting to have the familiarity of shared memories. I suppose its all good if your where you want to be.