I remember being married and having a sign in my bedroom that boldly stated “& they lived happily ever after.” This sign haunted me night after night as my marriage was slowly disintegrating. I remember thinking it felt like a jinx. An unreal expectation.
…is it an unreal expectation?
Is “happily ever after” even attainable?
Perhaps happily ever after isn’t a final destination…it’s a decision. An intentional, daily decision to choose to live a joyful life with your partner even among the pain, the pit of hurt, the unbelievably tough times. The decision to fully accept a person as you choose to continue to forever grow together.
Only that is the attainable happily ever after.