When my best friend told me he was going to kill his wife, I offered to help him hide the body.
Now, I knew he wasn’t really contemplating murder. But they were squabbling and he was frustrated and so he called me to blow off some steam. I lent him moral support and listened. After all, I’m married, too. I could identify.
Here are the facts. No one lives happily ever after. If you’re married you’re bound to have disagreements now and again.
I look at it this way. I even argue with myself sometimes, so isn’t it logical that Linda might occasionally have a different view on something – say the importance of closing a cupboard door after I’ve opened it?
We’ve been married a long time. So, a lot of people think we must know the secret. We don’t. There is no single secret.
Still, when someone asks I can’t just shrug, so I tell them the secret of a long, successful marriage is what you keep and what you don’t. First, keep a good sense of humor and second, don’t keep any guns or sharp knives around the house.