I recently read an interesting article* titled The Fine Line Between Marriage and Divorce. On the whole, it offered a rather bleak outlook on marriage. The great majority of the women the author spoke to had contemplated leaving their marriage at one point or another and many contemplated divorce on a regular basis. To me, this was surprising and, frankly, quite disheartening. The author claimed that "who stays married and who doesn't is a question not always about commitment or deep abiding love -- it's about endurance."
While I'm not sure that I agree with the author's conclusions on marriage, I did find one of her points very interesting. She says that "the wives with the highest marital satisfaction have a tight circle of wild women friends with whom to drink, travel and vent about their husbands." If that's true, I'm confident I'll be a happily married lady for some time.**
I am blessed with amazing girlfriends. We drink, we travel, and yes, on occasion, we even complain about the men in our lives. If that increases my marital satisfaction, great news. One more reason to love my hilarious, kind, supportive, fun, and amazing friends.
Allow me to introduce you to my "tight circle of wild women."
Love you ladies! So glad our crazy, boozin' ways are good for something other than a good time!
Also, you're all welcome. I came darn close to posting a series of hilariously embarrassing pictures of all of us. There was some good stuff. McD, you should be especially grateful. Half of them are of you dancing. :)
*Thanks Katie for bringing the article to my attention.
**I'm confident of this for other reasons. Namely, I married an amazing man whom I love very much. Not just because I've got fun, boozin' girlfriends. Just sayin'.