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April 20, 2008

Three husbands speak…

by Rod Smith

“When I look back I realize it took about ten years for us to be truly married. Of course the ceremony happened in a day but that is not what I am talking about. It took about ten years for us to both feel really at home with each other, to relax with the problems we each saw in ourselves and in each other. The ‘crazy days’ of very young children did help us. It gave us a focus other than ourselves but we both knew that would not last. The real changes came when we backed off from trying to fix what we did not like about the other. What is remarkable is that our love is deep but something of the romantic quality has almost gone – yet, I love my wife more than ever.”  (Paraphrased)

“My wife is the reason for everything in my life. I am a success because she is with me. I know she is my refuge and whenever I am frustrated she has a way of putting things into context and helping me see straight.”  (Paraphrased)

“My wife and I have a dynamic I am sure you’d find interesting. Sometimes we fight like siblings and she is always the big sister. The secret to our great love is that we don’t take ourselves too seriously.” (Paraphrased)