After being married for a long time, I’m here to tell you that it is worth it. There is something to be said for going through life, making a history and leaving a legacy with the same person.
Whenever you are first married, and you are going through the challenges of adapting to each other’s ways- it is worth it.
When you have obstacles and challenges coming from every direction- it is worth it.
When your income isn’t enough and you have sacrifices and decisions to make- it is worth it.
When your income gets better, and you still have decisions to make- it is worth it.
When you really want to leave and end it, but you stick it out- it is worth it.
When you can’t stand each other, but decide to live by your vows- it is worth it.
When you face the stress of illness, both yours and your family’s- it is worth it.
And yes, it is so worth it through all the joys and good times as well. But there is something about enduring the storms of life together and coming out on the other side together that speaks deep down into your soul. It brings you closer together like nothing else. I believe that is what is meant by “for better or for worse.”