…onfronting your fears. It takes a great deal of love and respect after the initial passion is gone. And I don’t mean love as in lust — but love as in I’m going to care for you, support you, and remain faithful to you even when you’re being unlovable, annoying, or sick kind of love.
I believe in marriage as an institution that should and can last a lifetime. And I agree with all of your points as I have gone through this on both sides of the coin myself. I do ponder though: what happens when you grow apart? When there’s no more love? I don’t agree with cheating and I am divorced myself so one would think that is the path to walk, but it’s still not easy for me to fit that piece of the puzzle in the book of marriage. And open marriages /relationships don’t work for all. So I wonder… Great writing though, I really enjoyed it!