Married With Children, couples that last.
Hat tip: Instapundit
"My attitude has always been that I stood in front of that church before
God and our friends and families and that it was till death do us part.
Despite the challenge there was never any moment where I thought there
was going to be anything other than us working through it. Everything in
my life that is really important I had to work hard at, my job, my
education, being a great parent and there is no reason why I should work
any less hard to be a great husband."
"When I shut down and just completely withdrew from our relationship he
never stopped trying to pull me out of that dungeon. The
stick-to-itiveness that he had was not something that I brought to the
table, but something I had to learn from him. I always thought if things
didn’t work out I’d figure something out, have other options, but I did
not marry someone who had that frame of reference. He was pretty
battered and beat up, but he never quit and one day I was just tired of
fighting and I thought, “this guy is not going to go away and he is not
leaving me his children” — and we began to mend. That’s when I learned
to start to do some work — on the relationship and on myself. He really
loves me the way I am. I’m sure he’d change some things, but he really