This is a really great piece. I think he sums up so much of marriage and what it is and what it isn’t. We can’t cop out of it… it wasn’t created to please us or keep us happy… marriage is such a powerful choice. It also means learning to be better at it… and working on it. Often resentment, anger, jealousy and regret cloud how we feel about our spouse… communication and forgiveness can go a long way…
Marriage is freaking hard. Good words Seth… great words.
Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me.
Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading.
I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. 🙂 I strongly recommend that best friends fall in love. Good times will be had by all.
Nevertheless, falling in love with my best friend did not prevent me from having certain fears and anxieties about getting married. The nearer Kim and I approached the decision to marry, the more I was filled with a paralyzing fear. Was I ready? Was I making the right choice? Was Kim the right person to marry? Would she make me happy?
Then, one fateful night, I shared these thoughts and concerns with my dad.
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