Sunday, November 20, 2011

Reflecting on Marriage

Seems like a life time ago...and then again, just like yesterday. Nearly 33 years of knowing and 29 years of marriage. I think there must be some sort of medal or prize

 Must have been a bloody hot day, get a load of that candle.

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Malcolm and CieJay Burgess said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Snap , that is a great picture and yes anyone married over 25 years really deserves a medal and honorable mention, congradulations. Malcolm

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

@Malcolm and CieJay Burgess thanks for dropping by. I was going through photos on my computer and came across this one...couldn't resist sharing it. Stray likes to tell people the first 20 years are the hardest ;)

Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats! And love that candle (looks like one from my candle stash :-D

"the first 20 years are the hardest"

He's got a point...

DanPloy said... Best Blogger Tips

What would a wedding be without a good old phallus.

Congratulations on 29 years with the ex-porn movie star.

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

@Catherine I can't believe I chose red accessories and pale blue dresses for the brides maids...but then again, it was the 1980's.

@DanPloy...what do you mean, ex? ;)

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Martyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Snap and Stray

After 29 years of marriage and 33 being together your rare photos of both of you in tandem show you are still very much one. Congratulations.

Here's what made the news 29 years ago (1982) when you and your porn star looked very much like Bonnie and Clyde.

Falkland Islands War

Commodore-64 released

John Hinckley found not guilty because of insanity in Reagan shooting

Liposuction introduced

Prince William born to Lady Diana

Dow Jones breaks 10,000 for first

Graceland opened to the public

Best wishes from the UK.

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

@Martyn Thanks and sorry, I should have been more specific, my bad! We were actually married in early 1983...when TV series MASH ended, Microsoft Word was launched, Australia won the America's Cup and most important of all, the McNugget was introduced ;)

Here's hoping we can reflect on this again in another 20 years or so.

Theodora said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations. Very, very few people make it through that long... My parents are past their 40th wedding anniversary now, which also deserves some kind of medal.

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

@Theodora Mummy T apparently, according to the traditional anniversary list, there won't be any gifts forthcoming for another hear or so. However, on the more modern list, I'll be moving up from orchids to furniture. Joy!

No medals to be seen on the list.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your long lasting marriage. It is quite an accomplishment to be married for so long in this day and age. Perhaps during your time in Thailand you have noticed how even in the Land of Smiles, which is in many ways more socially conservative than Western countries, divorce in on the rise. Just ask any Thailand divorce lawyer. It is a very sad state of affairs. Marriage as an institution is becoming weaker in a lot of ways, but thanks to people like you, it will survive. I worry a lot about the effects of divorce on children. In Thailand, I can definitely see how the breakdown of marriages negatively impacts children. The same goes for the US or any other country. Anyway, keep up the good work, and be sure to tell others about your successful marriage. It can be a great motivator for struggling couples. Thanks!

Snap said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymous Thanks for dropping in. I agree, divorce effects children the most. Unhappy couples tend to put them by the way side while dealing with their own issues or use them as porns...very sad.

I've observed many types of marriages in different countries and there is only one formula that works. Both people have to want the marriage for the right reasons or it won't last...and that's all I'm saying.

One of the biggest hurdles (I reckon) is understanding that it's not a power struggle, there are no winners, it's a partnership.

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