In a comment to my last post, a reader asked why one person stays loyal and another breaks the heart of a devoted spouse.
Here was my reply:
My guess it’s as varied as each couple. It breaks my heart to hear such stories. My Beloved and I often say, “There but the Grace of God…” in gratitude. We’ve had moments when we wondered why we were still together, but the answers have always quickly come. I think our mutual focus on strengthening our relationship and improving ourselves rather than each other has helped us to stay together all these years. Our relationship is an appreciating asset in a world with many depreciating ones. Our stubbornness and selfishness also help. We’re too stubborn to give up on each other and too selfish to let go of the good thing we know we have.
May all hearts find a soul mate worthy of them.