Today was my sister’s first year wedding anniversary, which is awesome to be sure, but it still makes me roll my eyes a little. Not at her being married or anything like that, but the idea of celebrating her anniversary because she is married. My mom got her a cake and we had a little cook out and I made her a little gift to go with the whole “first anniversary gift is paper” thing, it was nice.
And yet here I sit, with the same guy for 10 years (anni was July 14th) and I don’t see any little congrats celebrations coming my way. Why? Because we’re not married. Chris and I have had a better, longer lasting relationship than over half of all married couples… what does that say about marriage? That its over glorified and rather pointless. Don’t get me wrong, planning a wedding and getting married is still something that I would find fun to do but it’s not something I need to do in order to be happy and love Chris. Chris doesn’t plan on getting married anytime soon and he loves the fact that I really don’t care one way or the other, he knows I’m not going anywhere.
10 years and I don’t think anyone I know has ever really brought it up and yet my sister makes it through one year of marriage and gets a party. Makes it through… lol maybe she earned the cake xD Anyway, I’m not looking for some sort of validation to my relationship here, I don’t need that, I am just pointing out the double standard for married couples vs non-married couples. I think the only way I will get cake is if I plan an event myself which is incredible sad when you think about it, as it shows just how much support I get for my relationship from people outside of it.
eh whatever, I don’t need other people to acknowledge the accomplishments I have had in my love life. I love Chris, he loves me, and neither of us are going anywhere. We’ll just be living happily ever after without the wedding scene. Cheers.