Happily ever after exist in many marriages. I see the marriages of my sister, close friends, church members, they have lasted 20's , 30's or 40 something years. They still enjoy each other (they have fun in each other's company). It takes a lot of work from both of them at times, especially when they go through difficult stages or situations. Communication, respect, love, and commitment are essential elements. There has to be forgiving on both parts at times. People around them see their little act of affection, for example reaching to hold each other's hands or hugging each other, etc. When I see them together, it give me hope.
It can happen. It happened to me. I married my best friend. We loved each other unconditionally, accepted each other's faults and strove hard to make each other happy. We always talked through issues and problems. If we can't agree, we agreed to disagree. I was very secure in my love for him and his for me and I know that whatever problems we may be faced with, I will be okay because he will always be there to support me. And he was til his last breath.
Sorry about your husband. Thank you for sharing your beautiful story of love. Wish you the best on this site. God bless you.
Thank you Lucia. I wish you blessings, great health and love for the New Year.
Happily Ever After Last as long as both the husband and wife are living in the state of Grace.
Within God's grace "Happily Ever After" is a reality
Without God's grace "Happily Ever After" is simply a phrase
That's definitely the crux of it, Thomas. True happiness cannot ever be achieved in life without the Eucharist.