Movies and television and books that feature marriages just don’t compare to the real thing. Marriage can look pretty fabulous on screen and paper but it’s not, well, real. Sure the directors, producers, writers, etc take elements of real life marriage to create fictional marriage but it’s always lacking something. Marriage in real life is so much better. Sure, our fights aren’t resolved in 24 minutes and our house isn’t perfectly clean and s-e-x doesn’t usually get the benefit of flattering lighting and a well chosen soundtrack. But, we are continually growing in love. We are always learning things about each other. We mature together and challenge each to be better people. We rest in the comfort of living our lives with someone we can be wholly intimate with.
Marriage in real life is having a partner, not a poster boy.
Marriage in real life is trying to change yourself for the better, not make your partner change.
Marriage in real life is about compromise, patience, honesty and a whole lot of forgiveness.
Marriage in real life means sometimes you will go to bed angry.
Marriage in real life has lots of tears. Some from sadness and many more from laughter.
Marriage is real life is wonderfully, truly…real!