Don't Tell Me YOU Haven't Ever Done Anything Impulsive
Person Who IS Me, trying to avoid eye contact: “About ten days.”
PWINM: “And you, of all people, should know better.”
Me: “Yes, I know.”
PWINM: “What was the rush?”
That’s a damn good question, and I can’t give a perfectly satisfactory answer.
You see, my wife and I met online. We used to play cards together. After about nine months, we finally met face-to-face. I spent a week with her. About a week after I came back home from that trip, we decided to get married. To repeat: we met for the first time in January and got married in March. Our 6th anniversary is about a week away.
I think the best answer to the question about the rush to get married is this (and there’s no need to tell me that’s not a good enough answer!): it was getting expensive to carry on a relationship when we were thousands of miles apart.
It is true that things have been more difficult for us because we rushed, but I love my wife, and I’m glad I’m married to her. And we’re working on things. We have made a lot of progress in six years, and we’re still climbing.