kenpo: You keep on posting such meaningful topics, pretty soon you'll own this board!
"We just needed to find "us" first before we realize we knew "them""
Only took me 50 years to get to this point, and still on-a-cruse (now with first mate Katie )
Dede: "it was like we were destined to find each other in someway"
Same here. Meeting Katie was a bolt-out-of-the-clear-blue-sky.
shera: "I'm a 50-50 gal"
It shouldn't be any other way, except perhaps 100-100 guy/gal.
Farkel: "I learned all of this after I royally fucked up my own dub marriage."
Same here. I do, and yet don't, regret the foolish mistakes I made with my 2 JW wives. They were as kind and loving as they could be, and so was I. Life goes on.
animal & ballistic: Your experiences with alcohol are very much like my own, and one of the reasons that my first 2 marriages were such a struggle. I joined AA, and was clean and sober for almost 6 years. The addictive mentality continued, though, because I was still trying to be a JW. Now I'm sober, even though I still drink.
footprints: "Life is as good as you are willing to let it be, it's up to you."
So easy to say, so hard to do!
orangefatcat: "But all is wonderful now and that is all that matters."
DITTO, DITTO, DITTO!!!!
yumbyy: "We are truly soul mates. I am glad every day that we are married. I can say with no reservations that my husband is one of the greatest souls of this planet. I'm all for love at first sight."
"Soul mates" is a term I never used, or felt, until I met Katie (bikerchic). I am now a true believer. Such things do happen, even to such hapless souls as me.
kenpo: Thank you for this topic. It touches my heart.