Let’s be honest, after decades of marriage it can grow a little less than exciting at times. Going to work, raising kids, elderly parents and sick pets often leaves little time to enjoy the one you once passionately loved.
Jennifer and I, after 40 years of marriage, seemed of late to be getting on each others nerves a bit. We went through six years of taking care of her aging parents that left us little reserve for each other.
So the little things mounted up.
I’m a perfectionist. Jennifer can let the small things slide.
She doesn’t sweat the small stuff. I can sweat the smallest of stuff and turn it into big stuff.
Because of that she can seem at times like she’s not paying attention to some of the important details.
That makes me crazy sometimes because I pay attention to all the details even details that I probably really didn’t need to pay attention to.
Anyway, you get the idea, and I’m pretty sure you could add your own illustrations.
But at times it can leave us wondering, “Who is this person I married? What was I thinking?”