Bachelor Status

As I am about to officially leave the status of being a bachelor behind, I find that I haven’t been much of a bachelor. (BTW, in case you didn’t know, I am finally getting married next month.) I’ve been in my current relationship for a decade. That is a really long time.

But why get married? Is it any different than how I am now? Well, it means a lot more than that. People should and sometimes do get married because they do truly love one another. At least I hope that it still happens.

I heard a co-worker say something the other day that I have heard before about the issue of gay marriage, “Everyone should be allowed to marry and be just as miserable as the rest of us.” Not all marriages are miserable. My only regret is that I wish I would have married my guy a long time ago, because those are years that we weren’t married that could have been more symbolic.

But, that doesn’t make it less satisfying, don’t get me wrong. It’s been a great 10 years. And I hope for many, many more.