Well, I done did it! I gotmyself hitched! To be more accurate:By the time you read this,I will have (cross your ﬁn-gers) hosted a fabulouscelebration with my clos-et family and friends, andacquired my very ownball and chain.Growing up, and wellinto my 20s, I had neverplanned on getting mar-ried. On all the big to-dolists I made throughoutmy life — and there havebeen many — marriage was always conspicuous-ly absent. Besides thephilosophical issues I had with the idea of tradition-al marriage, being legally bound to another humanbeing just didn’t coincide with my personal mantraof, “I do what I want!”How would I be able tofollow my passions andharebrained ideas —again, of which therehave been many — if Ihad this other personhanging around all thetime?But then as happens,my priorities shifted when I found someone Iactually wanted to spendmy life with who fully supports all my dreamsand aspirations, and hasgiven into those hare-brained ideas … just theright amount. I also began to takemore notice of my par-ents’ marriage, whichhas lasted 45 years: Afterthey retired and theirchildren had long sincemoved out, it was their joy in one another thatbrought them true hap-piness.Eventually, my partnerand I decided we wantedto make our own joy andlove “ofﬁcial.”I guess I’ve come to rec-ognize that nothing in lifecompares to the impor-tance of love, and I’mgrateful to have the rightto have my romantic lovelegally recognized — aright sadly not granted toeveryone.I’ve also realized thatmy marriage doesn’t haveto ﬁt with anyone else’sdeﬁnition of the term.Instead, my partner and I will deﬁne our life-long commitment to oneanother for ourselves.
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