Take A Lesson From Zsa Zsa…

I have been married before…a few times.  I am certainly not a Zsa Zsa Gabor (married 9 times), but I am likewise no poster child for marriages that you keep longer than a good car.  Not that I am not a fan of marriage.  I believe in the whole institution – clearly, as I have done it a few times.  I have just not been successful at marriage.

I always marvel at, and applaud, those who have marriages that last 20 plus years.  As for those couples who are married for 40 or 50 years, I want to petition for sainthood for them.  Marriage is not easy and it takes (in my mind) a tremendous amount of love, commitment, and patience to get to these milestones measured by decades.

I say all the above to give you a context for the cartoon I share with you today.  It makes me laugh, not because I don’t value marriage, but because I can identify with the repeated failure in it.

To me the above cartoon is reminiscent of the notion that hope springs eternal.  Perhaps not for me – my marriage dance card may be full – but for those who think that divorce carries with it a life sentence of single-dom.  Take a lesson from Zsa Zsa – a mini-lesson if you will; if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again.  Okay…maybe just try again…otherwise, you may be married a few times. 😉

Day one thousand and sixty-four of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

1 Response

  1. Candace Bettendorf

    Sainthood? Probably not, although we’ve been married 45 1/2 years. They have rarely been smooth years, but I’m glad we kept slogging forward. THESE are the good years. I think there was as much German stubbornness as anything else. No real advise–only the note that it IS possible. I was 17, he was 18, and we had nothing to start with. Except love and perserverance. And even those were often shaky. Keep building–you’ll end up with something worthwhile.

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