I am embarrassingly late in blogging about this since the article was published over three weeks ago — what can I say? It’s been a busy three weeks — but this was too good of a gem to pass up altogether. The Vows section in the New York Times — where wedding announcements between Ivy League grads, successful artists, and the occasional blogger and her video editor groom are published — is twenty years old this summer. To celebrate the anniversary, the Times tracked down some couples from the column’s first months and published a sort of “Where are they now?” update, a special treat for those of us who read the Vows section and try to guess whether the couples will happily grow old together, or just grow old (if they’re lucky). Here, the Times profiles six former Vows couples whose stories are, as you might imagine, both inspiring and devastatingly sad.
And a word of advice from one of the more successful couples on how to stay happy in a marriage: “If I were to boil it down to one thing, Susan stayed nice and I stayed funny. If you can stay kind and keep a sense of humor, man, you can get through anything.”
[via The New York Times]