Steve and Ann Beede believe in love at first sight. They met on Ann’s birthday in 1977 on an island in Boston Harbor. They have been together ever since. Both confirm that they knew the day they met that this is the person with whom I want to spend my life. “That day we even talked about how many Kids we would like to have,” says Steve.
For Ann planning activities together has kept the romance alive. Steve agrees. “Reading Gottman’s SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE and both of us really caring also helped,” he adds.
“We went through three downturns in the real estate market and worked our way out”, Ann said. “We never blamed each other. We worked together to overcome obstacles.” “The market crash in 1986 wiped us out,” Steve added.
Steve’s answer to what he likes best about the relationship: “Friends, fun together, making memories, being US.” Ann’s answer: “Friendship and nice long drives for talking.”