One day we’re treated to dinner by a couple in their 40s. Their family friends – a few other couples around the same age, are also invited. We have dinner at a restaurant and they all congratulate Y and me to our wedding. When we’re in the car with our two hosts, a married couple in their 40s, we watch them bickering. It’s nothing too serious (at least not on the surface) – the host complains that his wife always makes him come home for dinner and the wife complains that he doesn’t treat her well (whereas he replies that he has never treated anyone better than her). When we get out of the car, the host’s wife tells me:
“You have to stay strong and hold on to your marriage. You just got married, so right now everything is really great. But in 10 or 20 years’ time, things might be completely different. Remember what I just told you when that time comes.”
Have you ever gotten marriage advice from someone? I’d love to hear your stories.