Growing Old Together

Sit down and grab a nice warm cup of coffee my friend. I’m going to get a little sappy this morning. I woke up feeling extra grateful today. Grateful for my better half (and he truly is the better half of us). As the years go by, relationships change, but there’s a certain comfort in knowing that you’re doing this life together, for better or for worse.

Here are a few reasons why growing old with your someone special is really something to be cherished…

  1. You know each other inside and out

After spending years with someone, you get to know them on a level that few others ever will. You know their likes and dislikes, their quirks and habits, and the things that make them laugh or cry. You get to know their buttons. And yet, even after all the years, you’re still finding out new things about each other.

  1. You have a shared history

One of the best parts of growing old together is being able to look back on all the experiences you’ve shared. From the newlywed days to the trials and tribulations of raising kids, and even becoming grandparents – you’ve been through it all together. And each memory is a reminder of just how far you’ve come and of the wonderful life you’ve built.

  1. You can be your true selves

When you’ve been with someone for a (really) long time, you can let your guard down and be your whole self, unfiltered. You don’t have to worry about impressing anyone (that ship has long since sailed) or putting on a show – by now, your spouse loves you for who you are, imperfections and all.

  1. You can make each other laugh

You know your partners sense of humor and what they find comical. You know how to make them double-over in laughter. And being able to make each other laugh is one of the most important things you can do to keep your love alive. Laugher really is the best medicine. Whether it’s a silly inside joke or a funny story from the past, the ability to make your partner belly laugh is a gift that never gets old.

  1. You have a built-in support system

Life can be tough, but having a partner who has your back can make the rough patches a whole lot smoother. As you get older, you’ll face new challenges and obstacles, but knowing that you have someone to lean on can make all the difference. Having your partner by your side can make even the toughest times a lot bit easier.

  1. You have a great sense of stability and security

Theres a level of comfort that comes with familiarity. As you age together, you become more comfortable with each other’s presence and habits, and this sense of familiarity can create a sense of security and stability that’s hard to find elsewhere. Having a partner who knows you inside and out can provide a deep sense of comfort and whole lot of peace of mind.

  1. Your love has stood the test of time (this is my favorite one, by the way)

Perhaps the greatest joy of growing old together is knowing that your love has stood the test of time (which is so rare these days). Through thick and thin, you’ve been there for each other, and your love has only grown stronger with each passing year. And while the road ahead may not always be easy, you know that you have a partner by your side who will be there, no matter what.

Growing old together is about finding joy in the simple things – a shared laugh, a loving pat on the butt, a quiet moment in nature together. It’s about cherishing the love that you’ve built together over years and years and also looking forward to all that still lies ahead. So here’s to growing old with the one you love, my friend – it’s a journey worth taking, and one worth staying on.

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