The biggest decision I’ve made so far was saying yes to getting engaged to my partner of 5.5 years that we had been talking about it for a while. We don’t want kids, so that meant there was no hurry for the two of us to seal the knot early on. We haven’t gotten married even though the engagement was 8 months ago because of the way the world is working right now. We don’t want to get anyone sick by having a group of my close family and friends around which would include my older grandparents, but we don’t want to exclude them from that moment either.
I made the decision by remembering what was going on between the two of us. We’re willing to communicate about issues we’re having, but we’re also not afraid to tell each other the worst secrets of our lives; the things that we hide from everyone else. Although we get mad at each other, we’re mature enough to move on.
The best advice I ever heard about long-term marriage and relationships – “You don’t have to like your partner all the time, but you do have to love them.”