18 years ago I gave David a card that asked him if he would be interested in dating me. I was too shy to ask in person. The next day we met at Erik's Deli and talked for hours. Eventually we got engaged and in 1998 we were married. We have the ups and downs of any married couple with illness and accidents and job losses.
I will not claim that we are a perfect couple. One thing I will say, we try always to be kind and respectful and I think that's helped us avoid the bitterness that can creep into relationships when people don't feel they are being treated well.
I think kindness builds up a reservoir of goodwill that helps you through the hard times.