I haven't posted here because of respect for those others that don't have it so good. I mean, I see so many people that have broken marriages that it really bothers me. I've been through some tumultuous relationships before my wife, and I can relate to some of the problems others are having. I look back now, and think to myself, "If I would've married .... , I would likely be having some of these same problems." Thank God I didn't!
I was growing tired of searching for a woman in all the wrong places, so I joined a dating service, hoping that might help me find the "one". It was a service where you described yourself, what you were looking for, and what you were hoping to find in a date. Then, if they wanted to talk to you they could leave a voicemail for you return their call. After several dates that didn't lead anywhere, I had all but given up. I even cancelled my subscription to the dating service. Fortunately, they still kept me on file for a few weeks.
That's when it happened. A promising young lady liked what she heard and wanted me to call her if I was still looking. I called her back, and we talked and laughed on the phone for over 4 hours long distance. It was like we had known each other our whole lives! We decided to meet, and we were both like, "Wow!" We were immediately attracted to each other. Not only that, we could talk about any and everything because we felt so comfortable with each other. Needless to say, we communicated on a level that I had never thought was possible. We only dated for about 2-1/2 months before we were married. That's how sure we were!
We have now been married for a little over 19 years, with two daughters. We have been through some trying times, but we were both committed to making our marriage work. We're like two newlyweds that can't get enough of each other even after 19+ years. We hug each other, hold hands, kiss, and we say "I love you" no matter where we are. I have often been asked how do we do it after so many years. I always tell them because we are best friends who communicate, and actually DO love each other. If they persist, I tell them we have lots of really good sex.