34 yrs ago my Mother in law to be, pulled up to our tiny apartment JUMPED OUT OF HER CAR, KNOCKED ON THE DOOR and said you two have been living in sin and need to get married!!!!WHHHHATTTT????LOL!!!We were hippies of sort and my in laws were very religious. Lloyd and I had both been in bad relationships so we were in no hurry to get married. But, my fiery little MIL says different. So we find something decent to wear to the justice of the peace and head out the door, Cora driving in the station wagon!!Ha This is my crazy life!!! There we said our I DO"S and exchange a kiss and were back home a few hrs later. Lloyd had to go to work (HE was a limo driver then) and me back to the house work. It was the middle of the day. Lloyd and I have a close relationship. A loving one that is still at the point that we are getting older we get closer. We have fun and we know each other all too well!!!We laugh, I cry, we laugh some more. We talk. About every single thing underneath the sun. Pretty or not there it is!!!We go on dates when we can. But he always takes me out to eat even if he only has 1 day off. We are getting older as I WILL BE 56 AND LLOYD 58 THIS YEAR.Yikes!!!!Life is sweet. It is fast and it is what it is. My advice for a healthy long marriage is accept your partner for who they are and stop trying to change them. Listen to them and do special things for one another. Love them unconditionaly and never go to bed angry. And lastely. Enjoy those sweet and not so sweet times because I can tell you it goes by all too fast. So another anniversary with Lloyd working but hey, not to fret. I had a fun day junk store shopping and I got take out for dinner. I have an Arnetts teddy bear coming from sweetikens and I am taking a nice bubble bath and watching my fave show.