“When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Communication is key in any relationship, but the communication must be honest too. When it is nothing but lies being told there is an erosion of trust that is so very hard to repair. Find someone willing to talk with all truth and you will have half the battle won.
For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – transitory
You sit there angry
I see you take aim at my heart
It’s too late to run for cover
Your words are right on target
My world is shattered
As you storm out the door
And I am left behind
Dealing with the fragile pieces
Of a broken marriage
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – target
They say that everyone has a double, a doppelganger if you will, and that was true with him. I first saw a resemblance to Kenny Loggins but as his star rose, everyone compared him to Jim Carrey. I wrote a long story about him…. but as today would have been our 29th anniversary I think I owe him the respect of privacy. No details except he was sick, an alcoholic. I wasn’t strong enough to stay in the end and he wasn’t strong enough to quit. He has been gone more than three years. Although we divorced I still to this day miss that man I married all those years ago, trouble was he “left” long before his health failed. Alcoholism is an ugly disease and it effects so many more people than you realize. My heart has been forever broken by it.
(just fiction… my boyfriend and I have both been burned in the past and are not looking for marriage right now. Just thought of this after a friend got engaged this weekend after only a few months of dating.)