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Mailbag: Surviving Past Anniversary No. 25

Claude d'Waalz: Getting past 20 (years of marriage) seems to be harder and harder these days. Is it my imagination or does the 25th mark the point when the wheels come off the wagon? It sure is in my circle of buds. ... (Not me fortunately...)

DFO: My marriage hasn't always been easy -- more my fault than hers. But it was built on a promise to God that we'd see it through to the end. I'm a less-than-stellar Christian. But I wholeheartedly am committed to that promise. She is, too. It has seen us through when the times were rough. The first year, in particular. On the other hand, things have gotten better and better the longer we are together. She's almost accustomed to me now. I appreciate, for example, that she didn't yell at me today when she found my dirty socks on the kitchen counter.

Question: Is Claude right? Do marriages today tend to go off the rails at the 25-year mark? Why?




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.










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