We Are Coming Up On 35 Years Together Since 1977

On February 14th, Valentines day it will be exactly 35 years since we started dating. I was 14 when we met and he asked me to marry him shortly after, but I turned him down saying I was too young to make that kind of decision. When I was 15, I proposed to him. He accepted. He gave me my engagement ring on Christmas day when I was 17, I think? Hard to remember that far back, lol. We didn't get married until 1981, the year after I graduated from High school.

He is my best friend and such a loving man. Very supportive of me in every way. We raised 2 sons that we are very proud of. Life is very good now. But I have to say that the first 30 years are the hardest. LOL I me the first 2 years are the hardest.

I am very grateful to have found my soul mate.
Loveisallaround Loveisallaround
46-50, F
1 Response Jan 19, 2013

You are a lucky Lady,I envy you but you have worked hard at your marriage and you were wise to have chosen the right man for the right reasons.I was not so wise when I was young and good looks were more important to me than good qualities,so I ended up with a good looking b......t. and wasted most of my twenties which is the time when you lay most of your foundations for the future and I have only myself to blame!!

But each bad thing that we perceive to happen to us, teaches us. Everything molds us into the people we are today. That doesn't mean that we have to stay the same person forever because of bad things. Just think when you find the next person to open your heart to, you will know what is a wise choice and remember what the unwise choices bring.

Tomorrow is a new day. A new beginning. A new group of choices to make. We take what we learned and use it to improve ourselves. May your next love be a soul mate to you as much as you may be to them. What goes around comes around. : )

Thank you for your kind toughts,you are right every experiences good or bad should make us grow as human beings and hopefully it changes us for the better,this after all is what we are here for and we grow more by making mistakes providing they do not embitter us too much.For me I did not want to chance falling in the same trap again so I chose to remain single and now at age 68 I no longer regret it,I am quite happy with my life as it is and do not wish to meet anyone except for friendship and I have many friends.What I really do regret is not having had any children but I do love animals and this has compensated me somewhat.Take care.

Good for you. If we can't be happy with ourselves, then how can we hope to make others happy. Many have problems with self love and comfort of being by ones self. Take care of yourself too.