Every couple needs a common enemy.
Some force to fight against together, some adversity to triumph over together, some experience, that’s bigger and stronger than the couple itself, that forces them to stand at each other’s shoulders, and with tears dropping like stars, bring their collective will to bear.
Whether it’s moving across the country, starting a business together, having children, fighting illness or grieving the loss of a family member, every great partnership needs a good low. Something to call upon their resiliency, test their spirit and remind them that they’re alive and real and human and imperfect, and by depending on one another, they will come out on the other side.
Otherwise they’re just roommates.
Here’s to year one, baby.