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My Commitment

2/06/2012 06:50:00 PM Edit This 2 Comments »
Recently it came into the news that Heidi Klum and Seal were getting divorced. I was pretty sad since I always root for the celebrity marriages because they always seem doomed. That is, I was sad until I read their reason that was cited for the divorce. "We have just grown apart." If I were a swearing person I would say something else, but since I am not I will just say THAT ISN'T A GOOD ENOUGH EXCUSE! People, WAKE UP! Being married takes work, yes, WORK. One of my favorite books that I read and re-read says that if we had the same mindset of our marriage as we do the other aspects of our lives then our introductions should include "Hi, I'm Valerie, I'm a music therapist and a full-time mom, and I work hard at my marriage."

Reed and I have had several rough patches in our marriage and although the idea of divorce has crossed my mind in those crises, I always come back to the fact that I didn't get married to get divorced and I am better off with him than without him. If I feel like we're growing apart than I need to take responsibility for my part in our marriage. It's nobody else's job. I am committed to our marriage and I know Reed is too.

On a side note, everyone should read All You Need is Love and Other Lies About Marriage.


Natasha and Jesse said...

This is so true. Marriage is work and I think often people expect it to come easy. I'll have to check out those books.

Nicole said...

Well said Valerie! While I may not have been married long, John and I both knew not to take our marriage or relationship for granted. As we grow older, we do change. But part of a relationship is working to grow together. A real relationship isn't perfect or easy. As you said, it takes work.