Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Don't Give Up
I don't know who this couple is...but I simply ADORE this photo and all it represents.
My heart literally aches as a result of some very sad situations with people I love that are in the midst of crumbling marriages. It is complicated and painful--and getting out is not proving to be nearly the relief they had thought. It is hard...and there are far-reaching ripples.
I do not want to oversimplify the 'secret' to successful and long-lasting marriage. There are so many challenges when two flawed, naturally self-seeking people try to unite into one team with one goal despite their numerous differences of backgrounds, needs, communication styles, expectations...
However, I know that commitment to keep at it (especially when it is hard) is at the core of the ones who make it, as promised, "'til death do us part."