“I love you.”
Saying those words sincerely in the beginning of a marriage is easy. It is new and exciting. You are with your newly-wedded spouse and you are happy.
Give it a few years.
After all the bad habits pop up and after all the fights break out, it is not as easy to say those words anymore.
But that is when those words matter most.
If you can still say those words, after all those years being together, then you have truly learned what is true love and how to love.
A great marriage doesn’t happen because of the love you had in the beginning, but how well you continue building love until the end. Falling in love is easy. But staying in love is very special
Happy old couples don’t stay together because they don’t fight. Happy old couples don’t stay together because their physical beauty last. Happy old couples don’t stay together because they’re both angels.
Happy old couples stay together because despite what they know about each other and despite all the good, the bad, and the ugly that they have witnessed in each other, they still say, “I love you.” And they mean it.