33 year secret

Tomorrow my lovely wife and I will be celebrating our wedding anniversary. I took some time off from work because a standard two day weekend is not long enough. On my way out of the office, I was asked at work by a colleague, who happens to be newly married twenty-something year old woman, what my secret is to a long marriage. I didn’t have an answer for her, I never gave it much thought. Maybe that’s the secret.

However, upon reflection, I think I figured it out. Luck, hard work, and being oblivious to other opportunities. I consider myself very lucky that I was able to talk my wife into such a commitment. Just by being by my side, inspires me to be a better man. We have experienced tough times together, and getting through them did required hard work, but its so much easier together. And being oblivious to other women’s intentions has also helped. Throughout the last 33 years, the only way I could tell if some woman was hitting on me is if my wife told me. I would like to think that this is due to my undying love for her, but I have always been kind of dense when it comes to that kind of thing.