I don’t know about you, but the Sunday New York Times is something I look forward to every week. I have my favorite sections, of course, and one of those is the “Style” section.
If you see how I typically dress, you’ll understand that 1) either the NYT Style section is not really about fashionable dress; or 2) if it IS about fashion, I ignore what I read. (Choice number one is correct, although choice two is a credible fake.) The real reason I read the Style section is because I’m a romantic. I love seeing who is getting married and engaged. It gives me hope — for love — for the future — for people in general.
Now some of you are thinking, “Well how many of those marriages end in divorce?” And, the answer is, statistically only about 17%. Yeah, right? What about the doom and gloom about marriage?? The “all marriages have a 50% chance of divorce” is merely a popularly accepted myth! And, according to the New York Times on December 2nd, there is good news about the divorce rate in America.
I love writing this blog — I learn something new every week.
So back to the NYT Style section. In the wedding announcement section, they have longer pieces, stories if you will, of the happy couple’s journey to the altar. On December 7th, some wise words from a mother to a daughter caught my eye and I wanted to share them. From the Amanda Levy and Joel Ryzowy NYT wedding announcement:
“You know how to have a successful marriage? Shut one eye, and don’t leave. Some of it’s fun and some of it isn’t. It can be challenging, but you do not leave the field of play.”
As my husband Sean and I approach our 30th wedding anniversary at the end of the month, I can tell you from experience — that is darn good advice.
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