There are many hurdles that you must cross as a married couple.
- Some of them are small, some of them cause huge issues.
It is a journey that takes side roads at times too over the years. My parents have been married for over thirty years and I never imagined that they would have any reason to decide to call it quits. When they broke the news I couldn’t help but ask why they had come to this decision. They said that they still loved each other but could no longer live under the same roof. They decided that it would be best if they went their separate ways before it became a relationship that was bitter. The small habits that both of them had tried to overlook and put up with all these years were just not tolerable any longer. I was confused so my dad tried to give me an example. He said that my mom was the worst when it came to remembering things that were very important to him. He has always paid the bills and strived to save the family as much money as possible. One of the ways he does this is by regulating the temperature in the house to save on energy bills. My mom, apparently, refused to comply with this and never remembered to turn the heat or air down when she left the house each day. They had argued about it for years and yet there was no change. I said that they should just get a programmable thermostat if that was the problem but Dad said that was only one thing and the other items could not be overlooked any longer. I am sad about this and I am sure I will never really understand but I guess I want them happy too.