Why Did You Get Married?
I ask only because forgetting the answer got me into so much trouble, really made me miserable. Almost ended my marriage.
Twice, I got married because I was really in love with someone who was really in love with me. I loved the feeling of being loved. And I especially liked how I felt about me when I was loving someone I really admired.
I have hired painters, snow shovellers, trash removers, lawn mowers, bug killers, investment advisors, and oil changers. I have paid cooks and chefs to feed me when I don't feel like cooking and drivers to drive me when I am too tired to drive. I have had live-in child care helpers, laundry washers, and mantle dusters.
Some were very, very good. None would have broken my heart to lose. I did not marry to save money on them or to have them on call every day.
I married for love. And when I remember this, our relationship is even better than when we first decided to marry. Everything else is lagniappe.