Isn't that what it really is? Menopause is a female condition and a male affliction.
It changes from "Not tonight, I have a headache" to "Not this decade, I have menopause." In other words, "men-on-pause".
That being the case, it makes "celebrating" 30 years of marriage a different manner of celebration. It is still a milestone, just celebrated in a more down-played manner.
For instance, the "perfect pair" for the evening becomes...
Our marriage was a simple civil service that cost a whopping $40 and was a private ceremony without anyone present besides ourselves and the Marriage Commissioner of Norfolk, VA.
How many couples do you know who went through a traditional wedding ceremony, costing thousands and lasted 30 years? I know of a few, but of many who didn't.
It's not the wedding that makes a marriage. It is the endurance of the couple to remain a couple through all of the trials and tribulations. And we've had our share.
So, if the simple pleasure of an excellent cigar and a fine bourbon are the highlight of the evening, it is well worth it.
I wish the best to anyone experiencing the longevity of marriage with the someone special who is experiencing life with them.
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