Well written, and if I may, I’d like to add that this is a prime example of what happens when couples don’t abide by the following two rules:

1 — the man must *never* stop courting the woman, even when they are already old, and

2 — the woman must *never* allow the man to stop courting her.

All too often, once a couple is wed the man thinks he doesn’t have to court her anymore…and the woman, once she sees his lack of effort, thinks “oh, he loves me — he married me and sooner or later he’ll start courting me again”.

Follow the above two rules, and your marriage will be much more likely to succeed.

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.