Originally Posted by jaquen
I'd rather never have children if it ultimately costs me my wife.
This is a nice little attempt to "shock" me into a bitter reality, but you're a bit late. I've been in love with her for 14 years, and we've been together for 12. We've seen our share of highs, and lows, and still stand here, in love, and enraptured with one another. Marriage has only served to strengthen an already long, and powerful, love affair.
So when does this decline start, exactly? When does my wife cease to amaze me? When do I start to no longer consider her the best thing that's ever happen to me? When will this seemingly unabating feeling of being totally in love with her, a feeling that has only increase with time, begin to dry up? When is she no longer, as you suggest, "special"? The 15th year? The 22nd? The 36th? When can I expect this massive disillusionment to settle in?
That was a nice little smart alec (and ungrateful, I might add) attempt to prove me wrong as though I can't possibly know what I'm talking about. But I have the statitistics I alluded to to prove my point quite well, thank you very much. I also have, as a reminder to you since you clearly have forgotten, that this is your topic of discussion, and your topic of discussion was about your principle of marriage after having children. Marriage after having children is the topic I addressed. Therefore, being informed of how long you have been married without children is not anything that proves me wrong, nor does it change my original response. But hey, I humbly and most earnestly apologize for responding at all and will never enter your nice little misguided thread again.
Edited to add and point out that I said nothing like your wife is not special TO YOU. Learn reading comprehension before you make yourself look the fool trying to tell somebody off over something they never stated.