John Gottman, Ph.D.
What makes a good marriage is really nurturing the friendship between you, The friendship is based on real interest in one another, real respect. It's about asking questions. It's about being mindful in small moments when your partner is asking for something and needing something. Being there, being present and about really caring.
Love is, I came home today and I want to tell you about my day and hear what you say in response. I'm looking forward, as I'm driving into the driveway, to seeing you so I can tell you about my day. And I'm gonna do that for the rest of my life. I can't think of anything better.
I had to give up the idea of what I thought marriage was. I had to give up society's idea of marriage. I had to give up the idea that it's supposed to look a certain way. That it's supposed to have a certain definition. I feel that marriage is what two people make it.
Reverend Nirvana Gayle
It's something beautiful
to embark upon. I know that for me, having had the opportunity to be with
my beloved for these 33 years has been the most enriching experience for
me. That if it weren't for that, I would not be anywhere the man that
I am today.
There isn't a day that goes by that we don't say I love you to each other, over and over again. Although we've heard it from each other for 56 years. We know that to be a fact.
She's quite right. That is remarkable. We are, if anything, happier now than we were when we were just kids. When I'd just come back from the war. There is no happier than this. There is happier than that if you stick with it.