Paul and I met when his sister was getting married and I was her bridesmaid. We met in September and didn’t see each other again until January for the wedding. We started dating a week after the wedding. We have been together 15 years and we now have two little boys.
I knew Paul was the one, because after meeting him I didn’t want to be away from him. He lived in San Francisco and I lived in Sacramento. What has keep our romance alive is having date nights and talking about the things we are passionate about.
Initially, our moms’ moving at different points in our lives created tension and conflict. We have a son with Asperger’s so there has been stress about our children. Recently job loss, financial concerns , and family crisis have caused stress.
What keeps our relationship good is that we have a spirit of togetherness and we laugh together often. We face the world together with love and humor. That is what works for us.