Summer has begun

We have begun summer early this year.  I am writing from Europe where we plan to spend the entire month of June. Our journeys will take us to Paris and parts of Italy and Berlin.  Fred and I are attempting to be off the grid for the month to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.

We have been together for about 36 years.  The only thing that has changed is we have more money in our pocket but our relationship is pretty much the same since we first met.  People have asked, what is the key to staying together for so long?  I’d say respect for each other’s abilities, wanting and enjoying the same things out of life, having the same set of morals and values and having a completely equal partnership.

We are really excited to take it down a few notches this summer…as we always try to but as we get older, the notches might get lower and lower as the years continue.

Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    Mazel tov and enjoy!

  2. CCjudy

    you are an inspiration!

  3. William Mougayar

    That’s a very good plan. The last sentence is key 🙂

  4. Steven Kane

    What? That makes no sense. I’m way too young to have friends who have been together 36 years.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Lol. Agree!

  5. pointsnfigures

    Congrats on 30. Agree with you on how to stay together. You have to grow together too and don’t keep score.

  6. Dana

    Wishing you both the gift of health, love and joy for the next 36 years.Have fun in Europe and I look forward to celebrating with you later in the Summer. D

  7. AMT Editorial Staff

    We are approaching 20. Any anniversary suggestions. We have 2 kids (6, 10). Appreciate your insight above @ making it work. Respect, admiration and communication. Each of us does the previous differently. One can raise their hand when something is off better…other can hear it, take it in and take responsibility and truly seek a path to correct. Remembering that we are on the same team helps. Also, nookie 🙂

  8. gsilberman

    You are an inspiration to us all !!! Congrats ..Have a great time !!! Xo ( love the pic )

  9. Rohan

    SUCH a great photo! 🙂 Happy anniversary, both!

  10. P.K. Fields

    Beautiful picture and description of the key ingredients to the longevity of your relationship. Have a wonderful summer.

  11. Pranay Srinivasan

    Mazel Tov and Have a Great month ahead!!