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R.A.F.
2012-Sep-06, 11:38 PM
Straight forward question....how long have you been married?

37 years this month for me.


...and thanks to VonBelmont for giving me the idea for this thread. :)




aside....I seem to remember a somewhat similiar thread some time in the past, but couldn't find it....so I started this thread.

PetersCreek
2012-Sep-07, 12:00 AM
As mentioned in the other thread, The WifeŽ and I passed 8 years this May.

If I had stayed married the first time, this year would have made about 24 years...




...since my murder conviction...or funeral service. It's a toss up. :whistle:

grapes
2012-Sep-07, 12:06 AM
Nearly 34

AstroRockHunter
2012-Sep-07, 12:15 AM
Married ... 14
Total living together ... 28
Total being a couple ... 31

iquestor
2012-Sep-07, 12:30 AM
26 years :) got married when we were 20.

closetgeek
2012-Sep-07, 12:49 AM
Married ... 14
Total living together ... 28
Total being a couple ... 31

Geez, what's the rush? :)

I was married for ten years. The divorce (a relatively friendly one) was finalized last year. No regrets.

pumpkinpie
2012-Sep-07, 01:49 AM
Five years in November!

Buttercup
2012-Sep-07, 01:49 AM
We're at 19 years.

Gillianren
2012-Sep-07, 01:53 AM
Not. But we met ten years ago this month, which means that our anniversary as a couple will be our tenth, come March. And ten years of living together come July.

LookingSkyward
2012-Sep-07, 02:00 AM
Just tallied 26 last month.

schlaugh
2012-Sep-07, 02:06 AM
32 happy years come November; 12 for me, 20 for her. :rimshot:

Solfe
2012-Sep-07, 02:20 AM
11 years last month. And thank you, I now feel like a newbie. :)

SeanF
2012-Sep-07, 02:44 AM
Ten years, seven months, four days.

Tensor
2012-Sep-07, 03:26 AM
We were married for 35 years this past June. However, we've figured out that separations, due to remote tours and temporary duty (TDY) while we were in the Air Force(16 years for me, four for her), added up to only being together for about 30 of those years. We also kinda enjoyed the getting back together part of all those separations. About three years after I got out, my wife said to me, "Isn't it about time for you to go TDY?"

primummobile
2012-Sep-07, 01:42 PM
Ten years on the 21st of this month.

I had wanted to do something nice for our tenth and since it falls on a Friday that would have been perfect. But my wife has a side business as a photographer and she booked a wedding for the 22nd. Our last two anniversaries she was in Germany. Maybe we can do something fun for number 20.

R.A.F.
2012-Sep-07, 02:20 PM
37 years this month for me.

Actually it was on the 18th of last month...keep forgetting it's September....DOH

R.A.F.
2012-Sep-07, 02:21 PM
11 years last month. And thank you, I now feel like a newbie. :)

....and I feel like "gramps"...wait a minute, I am a grandpa.

R.A.F.
2012-Sep-07, 02:24 PM
26 years :) got married when we were 20.

So did I....and my Wife was [cough]17[cough].


The age difference seemed like a big deal then...not so much now.



Aside...please forgive these numerous posts....didn't realize this thread was going to "take off", so I'm playing "catch up".

ToSeek
2012-Sep-07, 03:12 PM
Married 30 years. Living together 32 years. Met almost exactly 37 years ago.

jfribrg
2012-Sep-07, 03:33 PM
I'll be at 20 in a few weeks.

Perikles
2012-Sep-07, 05:07 PM
37 years this month for me. .The same for me! I should however add that this time period was shared sequentially by two wives.

R.A.F.
2012-Sep-07, 05:35 PM
The same for me! I should however add that this time period was shared sequentially by two wives.

Although I didn't actually specify "to the same person", that was my intent when starting this thread. :)

Lurking Nerd
2012-Sep-07, 08:30 PM
12 years last June. Met in college so I've been out of college 13 years. Holy crap. It only seems like it's been a few years.

redshifter
2012-Sep-07, 08:32 PM
6 years for me. My in-laws are celebrating their 50th anniversary this weekend.

Swift
2012-Sep-08, 12:01 AM
22 years this past June

DonM435
2012-Sep-08, 04:52 PM
It's just over 31 years for us.

Which is remarkable, as we'll only admit to being 29 years old each.

R.A.F.
2012-Sep-08, 08:05 PM
...I seem to remember a somewhat similiar thread some time in the past...

Gee....look at what I "found" (http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php/12028-Have-you-been-married-longer-than-25-years).

...and to make things worse...."I" was the one who started it.


What a dope I am....

Ok...this is when everyone gets to have a nice laugh at my expense.

danscope
2012-Sep-08, 08:34 PM
39 years this October. You work and play together as a team. You share. It works.

Best regards to all couples.
Live long and prosper,

Dan

R.A.F.
2012-Sep-08, 09:28 PM
39 years this October.

Good...someone who has been married longer than I...one of the reasons I started this thread was to answer that question...

...and now that I think about it, I believe it was one of the reasons I started the other thread.

vonmazur
2012-Sep-09, 08:12 AM
33 years, and finally got married "officially" in 2007. If there is such a thing as 'Eternal Recurrance", I will go and find my Wife in 1969 and save a lot of money and trouble!:) The two Connecticut wives were not worth the trouble, IMHO!! Alabama Women are a lot nicer and less "high maintanance" that the Ladies in CT ever were!! (To be fair, it helps that we have the same interests and hobbies!)

Dale

danscope
2012-Sep-09, 04:01 PM
Common interests is a major factor when you spend a life together.

Tensor
2012-Sep-09, 05:46 PM
Common interests is a major factor when you spend a life together.

This can vary. My wife does doll collecting; gardening; and designs, sews, and sells doll clothes. While I am heavily involved in woodworking, theatre set design, and acting in local community theatres. About the only activities we do together are motorcycle trips, some movies, and releasing fixed feral cats. While we don't have a large number of common interests, what we do have is a genuine interest in what activities the other is doing. I love seeing her eyes light up as she explains how she came up with her latest design or change this or that. How she found a particular doll she'd been looking for or the progress of her garden. While she continually asks about how the set design is going, or where I'm at on my latest piece of furniture (my own or others). Or, how rehearsals are going. While I have little or no interest in doing the things she does, I love hearing about how those things make her happy.

danscope
2012-Sep-09, 05:52 PM
Hi Tensor. Yes, shared interests. An appreciation of your spouse's interest.That,I believe, is central to nurturing each other and becoming the good sound board for each other that builds and strengthens this special relationship.
( I too, am a woodworker .)

Best regards,
Dan

AstroRockHunter
2012-Sep-09, 06:02 PM
Married ... 14
Total living together ... 28
Total being a couple ... 31


Geez, what's the rush? :)

I was married for ten years. The divorce (a relatively friendly one) was finalized last year. No regrets.

Actually, and this may be TMI for some, I had just accepted a job with a new company and she decided that we should be married so that she could get my health benefits. :whistle:

Then, she decided that we would be married on February 14. I wanted December 7. :rimshot:

Perikles
2012-Sep-09, 07:06 PM
Common interests is a major factor when you spend a life together.I don't think they are as important as having the same priorities, something which can never be taken for granted.

Fraser
2012-Sep-11, 03:48 PM
14 years married, 20 years together.

R.A.F.
2012-Sep-11, 03:58 PM
Hi, Fraser. :)

R.A.F.
2012-Sep-11, 04:03 PM
Ok...this is going to sound stupid (like that's something new coming from me :)) but in all my years of marriage, the biggest argument between my Wife and I (me?) was...

....wait for it....



Was O.J. guilty or not.

I knew he was...my Wife just couldn't believe he could do it.

She eventually changed her mind...

Noclevername
2012-Sep-12, 02:18 AM
She eventually changed her mind...

Was that before or after he wrote his book describing what happened "if" he did it?

Gillianren
2012-Sep-12, 07:17 AM
Honestly, if I hadn't already believed he did it, I'm not sure that book would have convinced me. The way the murders are described is so ridiculously unlikely that I think he thought it would make all of us say, "Oh, that can't be how it was done, so he can't have done it!"

Nicolas
2012-Sep-12, 07:25 AM
To stick with the OP rather than the OJ,

2 months this month.

Noclevername
2012-Sep-12, 07:50 AM
To stick with the OP rather than the OJ,

2 months this month.

Happy bimonthaversary.

R.A.F.
2012-Sep-12, 04:14 PM
Was that before or after he wrote his book describing what happened "if" he did it?

Just asked her....the Bronco "chase" was the start...then what we learned at the trial convinced her.

By the time of the verdict, we were of a like mind.

Back on topic...



To stick with the OP rather than the OJ,

2 months this month.


Aw...newlyweds...congratulations.

AGN Fuel
2012-Sep-13, 07:13 AM
My wife and I had 28 blissful years. Then we met....

(It's actually coming up on 18 years for us - although I may not reach that alive if she reads this post...!) :D

swampyankee
2012-Sep-14, 12:06 AM
Twenty-six years, all of them happy.


....although there have been some tough minutes.