17 years is a long time, a very long time, to be with somebody. I recently read that, if a relationship lasts longer than 7 years, it will still most likely end before it reaches the 15-year mark.

Sure, there are still some older married couples who have been married 50+years, but they are few and far between. From experience, in order for a long long-term relationship to last, both people have to decide that the benefits of staying outweigh the benefits of leaving. Sometimes, staying is just simpler after sharing life events like children, in-laws and health crises too.

I do wonder if others in extremely long relationships have second thoughts or think about what ifs occasionally. They must, right?


About mcbarlow5

37-year-old working mom in KY
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One Response to endurance

  1. susielindau says:

    In my opinion, I really don’t think it has anything to do with logic or statistics. I made an amazing choice and couldn’t imagine a different life.
    Thanks for stopping by today!

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