Rhonda Robinson

A New View of Marriage: In the Rear-view Mirror

Posted on February 13 2010 8:14 pm
Rhonda Robinson is part of NewsReal's editorial team. As a columnist, Rhonda has provided readers with thoughtful insight into social, political, and parenting issues since 1995.
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I thought Suzanne Venker had a great post “A New View of Marriage.”

My husband Mike and I have been married for 33 years. I was 16, he was 18. When we were told that we were too young to get married we said, that’s the way we wanted it. We wanted to “grow up” together. The only problem was that we were too young to understand what that really meant.

We have had plenty of reasons, and hardships that most would consider good reasons to call it quits. But the truth is, that, in working through the very toughest of times and when you get to the other side of those times, that’s where the real, lasting deep love turns into what you always thought love could be. Too many people rob themselves of what they could have, chasing something they think is love.

Now, for my disclaimer: I know there are good reasons for divorce, I’m not saying anyone should stay at all costs. That is an individual decision. I can only speak for myself. And I’m glad we worked hard, and are enjoying our marriage now more than ever.

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