Seriously? I LOL’d. Nice try, Adriana Cohen, but you obviously have never been involved in a) contract negotiations, or b)received every businesses idea of a good time: the Request For Proposal. You know, as your current contract rounds the corner for “renewal,” and your services are put out for bid.
Enduring water boarding is a bit more civilized than enduring that.
But don’t listen to Joe Six-Pack. Because I wasn’t interested in a marriage that only stayed valid as long as my passport did. I don’t think I’m alone in that regard, either.
In fact, a certain person of the Holy Trinity made Mrs. Cohen’s idea moot. Come to think of it, Jesus’s idea was a lot more radical than a hook-up package that dissolves in ten years (whether it needs to, or not).
This past weekend my husband and I lay in bed together, the lights dim, the room quiet, his head against my side. And he was crying. We were in the emergency room observation ward. He’d stopped in to check on me in between getting groceries, cleaning the house, and taking care of the kids. Like most men, when there’s a task in front of him, he’s good at setting aside his emotions and doing what needs to be done. But like any decent man, he also loves his wife dearly.
He’d die for me, I’m sure of it.
Are we extraordinary? No. We’re not. We’re a man and a woman who really liked each other, and so we got married.
If we’d gotten married under your ten-year-plan, I’m sure we’d have been married ten years and called it quits.
Read it all. I’m not going to spoil it for you here.