Under the guise of being unable to find the TV remote, my then-boyfriend lured me into my parents’ basement where he dropped onto one knee, told me he loved me and slipped a beautiful, sparkly diamond ring onto my left hand’s fourth finger. Between that time and a then-yet-to-be-determined point in the middle of our Mexican honeymoon, the rest was a complete blur.
Myth: After marriage, my relationship with his parents will be the same as when we were dating.
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Prior to our marriage 26 years ago, Joe and I were asked by a friend, “Aren’t you going to get premarital counselling?”
“Oh, we don’t need it,” I said with confidence. “We’ve both decided that our past mistakes prepared us for remarriage better than a class ever could.”