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You Take the Good, You Take the Bad

About a year ago, my wife and I were having serious problems. We were both in couples therapy, wondering if we were going to continue in our 14-year-long relationship. Thinking of our kids, house, cars, life -- questioning everything about how we were going to go on from where we were.

Late one night we were lying in bed side by side. Talking. Talking in quiet tones about how many things had gone wrong. How many of our plans have been forgotten. How much our lives had gone astray from the paths we'd hoped for.

We talked about life. And finally, tears in my eyes, I stared at the ceiling in the dark and I told my wife how I truly felt. I said, "I believe... you take the good. You take the bad. You take them both. And then you have... the facts of life."

We both laughed ourselves silly, and today we're happy.


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