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Long Term Success in Marriage If you've been married 10+ years and consider your marriage a success, post your success story here. Help others by talking about what works for you.

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post #16 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-10-2016, 03:19 PM
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I'm grateful for her unwavering respect in public and her determined will to confront in private when needed.
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I am grateful that we both feel lucky to be together.

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Well we don't qualify for long term success as we have not been together 10 years but we both have so much to be grateful for.

Compatibility inside and outside of the bedroom. An amazing friendship, support and true love. We both tell each other regularly just how lucky we are to have found each other.
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I am feeling especially grateful for you this morning, @Duguesclin. I know I take a lot for granted in you. You are so committed to me, to our family. You are such a stable man. I am so grateful for that.

You have given me a life I could never have had on my own. I would not speak French now if not for you. I would not have done the traveling we have done but for you. And I certainly would not have had the five children we have without you! Thank you so much, my darling!

More than anything, though, I am so grateful for your goodness and emotional stability. I take that for granted all the time, when it is not at all commonplace.

Oh, Dug, I do not feel at all worthy of your kindness and gentleness to me. Yet your love is so generous, whatever my mood, and your commitment unwavering, whatever my actions. You are Jesus Christ in the flesh to me.

And no wonder! You are a living example of how he is described in the Eucharistic prayers.

I hate to think of life without you, my love. I would no longer fear death if you were to be taken before me. I would see it as reuniting with you, and be comforted by that promise.

I am so grateful to you for the vision you had, of having many children and having me breastfeed and homeschool them. I am so glad for your commitment to those ideas even when I complained or wanted to quit. Your confidence in me and in our lifestyle has benefited our children so much. Thank you for being so strong, so confident, for all of us.

It is not all the time that I see true family men. I am so grateful to be married to one. I would hate to be with a man I had to convince to stay with the kids and me, or with a whiner and complainer, or an unfaithful man.

And I am so grateful you are so smart, Dug, and are continually seeking knowledge! I am so grateful you spend your free time listening to and reading constructive, wholesome material, and not garbage! What a good example that is to our children.

And I am grateful for the other healthy habits you practice. You show a lot of discipline in your eating habits, and you are a passionate cyclist. I know, I complain about your commitment to that bike. But Dug, I cannot imagine being married to a fat, lazy video game player. And I am glad our kids see your example in health and fitness.

I don't know what you see in me sometimes, Dug. I am impatient and easily irritated. Even as I do the things you like, I complain all the while. I don't make any efforts to hide it, either. You hear it all, exactly as I feel it.

And yet, the evenness of your temper, the solidity of your love, the certainty of knowing that no matter when I come to you, nor for what, you will never forsake me, but will always (eventually ) tenderly receive my fears and my pain, binds me to you.

I get so angry with you sometimes, Dug. But I could never leave you. I belong to you. It was always this way and it always will be. It is the nature of our union. We belong together.

I love you so much, my darling. My heart beats with yours. My heart is yours.

Thank you, Duguesclin. With all of my being, thank you.

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I'm grateful she left me the good spatula. 🙄

Seriously, I'm grateful for the hours of good company and meaningful conversations. She taught me how to open up more and discuss problems more directly. I am a much better person for having known her.

Lovely thread btw!

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I'm grateful that wifey dug deep into "her" savings to foot the bill for painting walls and refinishing hardwood floors. It will make the house a lot easier to sell after May 😁😁😁
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I'm grateful that wifey dug deep into "her" savings to foot the bill for painting walls and refinishing hardwood floors. It will make the house a lot easier to sell after May


Man up and tell her what you intend to do.
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Grateful cuz M2 is:

1. Good - knows what's right and does what's right, and when she gets off track, makes a good faith effort to get back on track
2. Adventurous - right now she is playing an app with me called: Brain it on (super fun)
3. Playful
4. Funny
5. Smart
6. Tough
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So I have alluded to recent difficulties between my husband and I. Rather than wait until things were so impossible, we sought counseling. Going great, btw! She is awesome. I wanted to comment on some things that I am very grateful for.

He is a great father. It speaks to his moral center. There is a thread on here about a woman struggling to get child support. He would never, ever, ever abandon his children. He will take care of their physical, emotional and spiritual needs forever and ever.

He addresses our issues with openness, honesty, humility where required. He has asserted this is out of love for me. How can that be bad?

He is really good in bed.

What are you long termers grateful for?
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Man up and tell her what you intend to do.
She knows what I PLAN to do. What she doesn't know is that I actually WILL do it.

I'm also grateful she's too busy with TV to research property division laws here, too. She thinks it's like lifetime movie network...
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Well, I haven't hit the 10+ mark, so not sure if I qualify in this area, but I would love to participate.

I love that he has a strong relatonship with God, and that he uses what he learns from the Bible to try every day to be a better husband, son, step-parent and Christian.

I love his awesome humor.

I love that he wakes up happy every single morning of our lives, like me.

I love his delicious body.

I love that he stands up for fairness and justice, and that he is always helping the less fortunate/strong.

I love how he makes me feel protected, I hadn't felt that since I was at home with my dad.

I love that he is affectionate, and that he holds me so close.

I love how he treats my daughters, with such kindness and fun, and never oversteps anything in regard to parenting.

I love how he turns to mush just like me over animals.

I love driving in the summer with the top down, blaring 80s rock, and that he sings with me and/or plays air guitar/drums with me.

I love going to and watching sporting events with him and screaming at the tv or field like maniacs.

I'm grateful for his amazing family that I now call my own.

I love traveling with him, after so many years of doing this alone.

I am thankful for his seriousness, and determination in financial matters. He is an excellent provider.

I am grateful for his compassion and empathy.

I am so appreciative of him caring for me during illnesses and even helping me with things that I know freak him out, just purely out of his love for me!

I could go on forever, but gist being I am so grateful for him being my person, my lobster (Friends reference) and my very best friend.

I'm grateful that you started this thread OP, because it is so positive and upbuilding, so thank you, and thanks to TAM for the invaluable source it has been for me.


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She knows what I PLAN to do. What she doesn't know is that I actually WILL do it.

I'm also grateful she's too busy with TV to research property division laws here, too. She thinks it's like lifetime movie network...
Not really the spirit of the thread, john.

One of the deepest feminine pleasures is when a man stands full, present, and unreactive in the midst of his woman's emotional storms. When he stays present with her, and loves her through the layers of wildness and closure, then she feels his trustability, and she can relax. -- David Deida, The Way of the Superior Man
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I'm grateful she left me the good spatula. 🙄

Seriously, I'm grateful for the hours of good company and meaningful conversations. She taught me how to open up more and discuss problems more directly. I am a much better person for having known her.

Lovely thread btw!
That is a healthy, mature attitude, Haiku. Thank you for sharing that.

When you are ready to date again, I am sure you will attract a mature, healthy person, too.

One of the deepest feminine pleasures is when a man stands full, present, and unreactive in the midst of his woman's emotional storms. When he stays present with her, and loves her through the layers of wildness and closure, then she feels his trustability, and she can relax. -- David Deida, The Way of the Superior Man
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Not really the spirit of the thread, john.
If we all focus on positives then....
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If we all focus on positives then....
John. You have two beautiful daughters with this woman. And you will actually have some assets to fight over at the end. You can be genuinely grateful for that.

One of the deepest feminine pleasures is when a man stands full, present, and unreactive in the midst of his woman's emotional storms. When he stays present with her, and loves her through the layers of wildness and closure, then she feels his trustability, and she can relax. -- David Deida, The Way of the Superior Man
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