Oh, marriage isn’t it such a funny thing. This idea that you agree to live with someone and take care of them for eternity only after having known them for a few years. It takes me longer to decide on a new piece of furniture for our house than it does for some people to make that commitment.
Ian and I did not rush into being married at all, he will tell you honestly that he said two things to me on our first date, (1) he never wanted to be married and (2) he never wanted kids. It worked out for him with number two because I also never envisioned myself having and raising kids, but I knew I wanted to be married and I knew fairly quickly that I wanted to marry him, just had to convince him that in the long run, I was going to be a great tax deduction.
We dated for almost 3 years before we got engaged and then it was another 2 years until we got married so yup, we could have a 15-year marriage at this point but as I said, it took me almost a year to pick out a sofa let alone plan an entire wedding.
So, we find ourselves with a solid 10-year marriage and the strongest it has ever been. I mean face it, when you take a huge risk in life like we are right now, you have to be solid and in it to win no matter what happens along the way.