Following is a highly abridged article by Steve Kalas, from the LV Review Journal. –
“Couplehood provides the missing pieces and psychic injuries we sustain in our upbringing. Our parents are imperfect and we bring with us into any relationship the gifts and wounds of childhood. Our intimacy brings to the fore the dramas of injustice, insecurity, egos and fears still unresolved from our past. Intimate couplehood is designed to do this, the provocation is built-in to marriage. Marriage is “a people growing thing” a good thing, though sometimes decidedly uncomfortable. Most of the time the discomfort is not evidence that your marriage isn’t working but precisely that it is. Marriage confronts us with the work of selfhood, sometimes hard work.”
So it was with Marge and I, and in these posts, I try to express our hard work in sustaining our 55 years.