I have been putting much thought to partnerships and close personal relationships and committment of late.
My parents married early after a period of courting and wooing, as was common during the late 40’s and 50’s. Both were Catholic. Both were virgins when they married. Both married for life, and for better and for worse. Looking at my checkered relationship history and listening and looking at those close to me and around, it seems far too often people run away when it gets tough rather than hunker down, pay the emotional price, learn the lesson and watch the ties deepen and strengthen. That which doesn’t break you will make you stronger, of that I am sure.
The question that rises within me is that I wonder what it is that makes one person want to tough it out, for BETTER or WORSE and in fact through both, and yet another person say life is too short – I don’t want to put up with this.
Which are you?
For you, WHY?