Originally Posted by Hope1964
Thank you SO much for posting this! I love reading that it IS possible to be happy in a marriage. Sometimes I wonder if I am a freak because we're so happy right now. So many people on here aren't!
Well I have to admit that we are not ALWAYS happy. I definitely started coming here to vent and get advice on some of the issues we've had rather than to brag and compliment him. It just seems like when I think things are going south, that something like this pops up and it reminds me why we make a good team, and what I love about him.
One of my biggest complaints of all time about him, is feeling that he doesn't really understand me - my wants, my needs, my feelings - and that either he doesnt listen, or he somehow just doesn't get me. I think that is why the grill hit me so hard...I never openly ask for it, I wasn't planning to buy it for at least another year, I never remind him that I want one, he just showed me that he knows me and that he is tuned into my wants/dreams. And the fact that he made such a big sacrifice to get it for me - because I really mean it when I say he never asks for anything or wants anything for himself - made it much more meaningful to me.